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Film and Video Budgets

For over a decade, this classic budgeting book has helped filmmakers figure out:

  • How do I put a budget together?
  • How much will my project cost?
  • How do I build an impressive-looking budget for investors and funders? …and answers to hundreds of questions you may not have thought of!

The 5th edition of this “industry bible” (over 45,000 copies sold) includes:

  • Downloadable budget templates for free. Adapt these for your own use, and save yourself money and hundreds of hours of tedious data entry.
  • Expanded chapter on preproduction.
  • New site survey report.
  • New information about shooting in High-Definition.
  • All the sample budgets have been updated to include either digital capture or nonlinear digital post (picture and sound) line items and explanations.
  • New appendix, resource section, and index.

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The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Deke Simon

Deke Simon is a writer/producer/director of documentary, dramatic, and informational programs for television and education. His work has been honored with numerous awards, including two L.A. Emmy Awards, and four L.A. Emmy nominations. His credits include series and specials for MCA/Universal, Turner, Discovery, Fox, Fox-Health, Paramount, ESPN, and PBS.

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