FLM 204 - Film Budgeting, Experimental
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Build a general understanding of a film production accounting cycle.
- Analyze a timecard breakdown for earnings.
- Solve industry standard film budgeting software.
- Analyze a script for accounting.
- Generate budgets for film industry examples.
- Investigate general budgeting principles.
- Examine production budgeting terminology.
- Produce payroll and accounts payable budgets.
- Job duties and responsibilities
- Accounts payable process
- Film unions and guilds
- Union and non-union budgets
- Tax credits
- Scripted and unscripted production models
- Per Diem
- Petty Cash
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