Terms of Service
By ordering the Film Budgeteers service, you agree to the following terms
#1 The budget we provide is a starting point; not the finish line
Our budget tool is designed to be as simple as possible while asking the most relevant questions in order to dial in as accurate a budget as possible, but the budget we provide you is not intended to be 100% perfectly tailored around every last detail about your film. To provide that, we would need to break down and line your screenplay, create a detailed prep-, post- and production schedule, and engage in key discussions with not only your producers, but your director and all department heads. That’s why the budget we recommend you order is one that includes an editable version. That way, if you need to get as accurate as possible, you can do it yourself or have a line producer help you.
#2 Our budgeting tool doesn’t ask what specific unions you’d like to use
The budget we provide is as detailed as we can make it while making the process as simple as possible for all users. As a result, the budgeting tool does not ask you what unions you need to include. Instead, it makes assumptions as to what unions you’ll be using based upon the budget amount you’re budgeting for. That being said, if you order the Excel version of your budget, you may customize your budget upon download using whatever specific union rates you’d like to enter manually.
#3 Your budget’s specific expenses scale with the budget amount you enter
Whether or not your budget includes unions. how much we budget for casting, camera department, etc. all depends on not only what you enter for the budget amount you’re going for, but on what answers you give during the budgeting tool.
#4 Our calculations and formulas are proprietary
For the bulk of your budget, how we do calculate totals is very clear just by looking at your budget. But there are a few key formulas that are proprietary, and make up the core of the Film Budgeteers process. While we love to help, we simply cannot provide all of our formulas along with your final budget. If you’re not comfortable with that, we understand, but we ask that you might want to not use our service if that’s the case.
#5 Refund Policy
1. Processing fees levied by our credit card processor will not be refunded.
2. Refunds are not available for our lifetime access or credit purchases.
3. You are not entitled to a refund simply because you believe our budget is inaccurate.
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