The Guiding Principles of Departmental Budgeting
Do you have 5 years or more experience working in Costume, Locations, Hair & Make-up or Art Department?
Are you an HOD or a craft / technical co-ordinator?
Do you work in HETV and/or Feature Films?
Do you lack experience and/or confidence in budgeting?
Would you like to develop your skills and learn how to put together a departmental budget that can be backed up with credible and consistent assumptions?
If you answered yes, then this free to attend course is for you
This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions and by ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills programme using funds from the National Lottery.
The Guiding Principles of Departmental Budgeting course will enable participants to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare their own departmental budgets. This free to attend course is taught by established and leading industry Line Producers and HODs and is aimed at ensuring that UK HETV and Film productions have access to a cohort of skilled and educated professionals who can bring increased value to the production chain.
This course is in two parts:
Part 1 is a 2 x 4 hour online course which is open to a wide range of departments and grades.
The first session focusses on the principles of budgeting and the relationship and comms with the Line Producer and is led by experienced Line Producer, Alan Fairholm.
The second session has expert guest speakers from across the eligible departments so participants will be able to talk in small department specific groups to an HOD about their approach to budgeting. Previous speakers include – Harriet Lawrence (Locations), Duncan Howell (Art Dept), Karen McKinlay-Gunn (Costume), Michael Birtley (Hair and Make-up). We also invite a Production Accountant to join the final part of this session – previous speakers include Steve Snowdon.
Following on from Part 1 eligible HODs will be invited to attend Part 2, a 1 x 2.5 hour department specific session to further develop their learning. Dates and times TBC.