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FLM 204 - Film Budgeting, Experimental

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: FLM 104   or instructor permission

This course explores the film production accounting cycle. Students will learn to navigate a film’s financials from budget to production wrap. Students will learn how accounting principles drive and flex in the creative process of filmmaking.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Build a general understanding of a film production accounting cycle.
  2. Analyze a timecard breakdown for earnings.
  3. Solve industry standard film budgeting software.
  4. Analyze a script for accounting.
  5. Generate budgets for film industry examples.
  6. Investigate general budgeting principles.
  7. Examine production budgeting terminology.
  8. Produce payroll and accounts payable budgets.
Listed Topics
  1. Job duties and responsibilities
  2. Accounts payable process
  3. Contracts
  4. Film unions and guilds
  5. Union and non-union budgets
  6. Tax credits
  7. Scripted and unscripted production models
  8. Per Diem
  9. Petty Cash

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