Richard Walter Interview – Should Screenwriters Care about Film Budgets?

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Film Budgeteers recently sat down with veteran screenwriting  professor and master screenwriter, Richard Walter. Walter has taught writing for the cinema for the better part of four decades and serves as the Chairman to the UCLA graduate school of screenwriting. He’s also the author of several fiction and non-fiction books and makes regular tv and media appearances to offer his … Read More

How to Budget A Film – The Topsheet Line Items

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Film budgets can be daunting. Any good filmmaker knows what it takes to get her film made, and knows how to put together a simple budget for their project, but most new filmmakers aren’t intimately familiar with the vast amount of categories and line items found in a typical professional line-item film budget. What’s a line item in a budget? … Read More

Planning to Fund Your Film via Product Placement? Nope.

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Well, okay, the title of this post is pretty harsh. There’s technically nothing wrong with product placement in any film, unless it’s blatant and gross and, well, product-ish. But here’s three things to watch out for when accepting a company’s product placement offer. 1) Know that no company is going to give you cash to feature their product in your … Read More