London Film Academy

Producing: Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling

Learn Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling, the recognised industry standard software for scheduling and budgeting films and TV drama, and transform your producing skills.

Taught by working industry professionals through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, group tutorials incorporating valuable advice from a professional producer's point of view, you leave with a thorough understanding of how to use Movie Magic.

Learn from the comfort of your home - our next intake on 6 April 2020 will be delivered online via Zoom between 10:00-17:00 (GMT)

Live video lessons with Marcia Gay, producer 'Game of Thrones' (2011-2019), 'Gravity' (2014) , 'Blade Runner 2049' (2017) and 'MotherFatherSon' (2019) starring Richard Gere and Helen McCrory.

SPECIAL OFFER: LFA Producing Package – 10 days for £1,300, save £240! (Total £1,300 instead of £1,540). To benefit from this offer, simply apply for each of the following courses separately via the links below:

 

Once you have booked all three courses, please contact our admissions team on: +44 (0) 20 7386 7711 / admissions@londonfilmacademy.com, and they will guide you through the payment process. You don't have to take the courses in any particular order, just as long as all three courses are taken within 12 months.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 4 days
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (GMT)

Key Features

Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting is the recognised industry standard software for scheduling and budgeting films and TV drama. They are complementary packages: information in scheduling may be exported to budgeting to assist in the process of costing the project. Please note that this Movie Magic software replaces Entertainment Partners Scheduling and Budgeting, the former industry standard software for production management.

The course is run over four consecutive weekdays or two weekends, through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, group tutorials incorporating valuable advice from a professional producer's point of view, you leave with a thorough understanding of how to use Movie Magic.

 
Day one

Lecture - Basics of scheduling principles

Introduction to using Movie Magic Scheduling software

Practical scheduling project - under tutor guidance, students individually schedule a 10 minute film script using Movie Magic Scheduling

  • Entering Schedule data
  • The breakdown sheet
  • Creating strip boards
  • Producing schedules
 
Day two

Students complete inputting the script into Movie Magic Scheduling

 

Using MM reports

  • Lay out of days
  • Cast information
  • Printing options

Feedback on schedules and comparison with the actual schedule used for the film
Student led session to re-visit any specific areas.

 
Day three

Lecture - Basics of budgeting principles

Introduction to using Movie Magic Budgeting

Practical budgeting project - under tutor guidance, students individually budget a 10 minute film script using MM Scheduling

  • Importing information from MM Scheduling
  • Entering budget data
  • Using the top sheet and other levels
  • Working with Globals, Subgroups and Fringes
 
Day four
  • Inputting the script into Movie Magic Budgeting
  • Working with other currencies 
  • Amending the budget
  • Printing and reports
  • Feedback on budgets and comparison with the actual budget used for the film

Student led session to re-visit any specific areas


After taking this course, students should be able to work with both EP Scheduling and Budgeting software on their own productions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Minimum age 18

VISA REQUIREMENTS

For in depth Visa information please visit our Visa page.

APPLY NOW & COURSE DATES

To apply online please click on the course date below.

  • 07 July 2020 - 10 July 2020
    Course Fee: £ 695 ( Early Bird Discount: £595 instead of £695 if booked by 26 May 2020 )
  • 03 November 2020 - 06 November 2020
    Course Fee: £ 695 ( Early Bird Discount: £595 instead of £695 if booked by 22 Sep 2020 )
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