Film Finance Experts Agree – For a Film Budget You Get What You Pay For

Film Finance Experts Agree – For a Film Budget You Get What You Pay For

Obtaining film financing for your movie production is a difficult task and not one a filmmaker will get many chances at with an investor.  Professional producers and directors understand this and do not take shortcuts with a film budget that would risk their integrity and understanding of the collaborative nature of filmmaking and the importance of delegating the critical work of the creation of a film budget to an experienced line producer with many years in the field.

As one industry professional who is well known and revered for his extensive film finance knowledge stated recently:

“If producers want to be taken seriously by any financier, then they need to have a budget, a schedule and a finance plan, which means who you hire to create these documents is just as important as the information they contain.”

Templates, online websites, cheap attempts to circumvent the quality work of serious veteran movie producers with the knowledge and understanding it takes to create a finance and camera ready film budget and schedule are looked down upon as almost laughable and insufficient to move a production forward.   A true film budget and schedule is one created by a line producer with expertise in the field of the production manager and film producer using all their skills on your project to determine the right cost. is the international leader in worldwide film budget and schedule production services.  Since 1997.

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A film budget by a line producer is critical for film finance

The founder of is studio and independent film producer Jack Binder whose credits include Columbia Pictures ‘Reign Over Me’ starring Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle; New Line Cinema’s ‘The Upside of Anger’ starring Kevin Costner and Joan Allen. Binder also produces for The Walt Disney Studios, Home Box Office, Twentieth Century Fox and Lionsgate films amongst others in his 25 years of experience in the field of feature film and television production.

AFM – American Film Market 2010

AFM 2010

The AFM 2010 American Film Market in Santa Monica, California kicks off Wednesday, November 3rd through Wednesday, November 10, 2010.   The premiere film market for independent film in the United States and the world AFM is on par with the Cannes Film Market of the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival’s European Film Market, Sundance and now Toronto Film Festival as the mandatory stop for foreign sales agents, independent film producers, distributors, film buyers, producers representatives and production companies.   Productions with large film budgets to smaller movie budgets are represented here and every level of film budget in between representing the entire breadth and scale of the worlwide film production industry.

Worlwide Film Business

With the exponential growth in overseas (non-US domestic) theatrical and television outlets and demand, the AFM grew out of a need to represent buyers and sellers armed with finished films, screeners, scripts, film budgets and finance plans in a professional format and centralized location to conduct an incredible amount of business in a short period of time.   In order to fill supply chains built up by the demand from growing terrestrial, satellite, cable, DVD, pay-per-view globally, distributors have come to rely on the strength of the film business market presence and concentration that the American Film Market offers.

Global Entertainment Companies

Over 8,000 film executives and professionals from all regions of the globe come to participate in the industry’s ultimate film buying and selling event.   More than 400 production companies, distribution companies, foreign sales agencies and related firms are indeed in attendance with their screenplays, film budgets and finance plans, finished films and a film budget for marketing P & A, expanding their involvement in the current product pipeline business for movies, film, television, new media and all their related outlets.

Conferences, Seminars, Meetings

AFM likewise presents an ideal opportunity for filmmakers and movie industry pros to network, exchange ideas, movie budgets and product information.   Top notch conferences and seminars are held each year on film finance, foreign sales, movie marketing, film tax incentives, film tax credits, movie funds and film production.  This year is no exception with panels from industry leaders in film financing and heavyweights like Harvey Weinstein on the current state of filmmaking today.

Nowhere in North America will the film industry see a greater collection of film professionals dedicated to the production, finance, marketing and distribution of indie film and television. is the international leader in worlwide film budgets and movie budgeting services and global film tax incentive advisor.  Specializing in providing maximum film production value for the most efficient film cost each film budget is custom tailored to our client’s projects with meticulous attention to detail.  Contact us for a quote for your film budgets and schedules, film consulting and line producer and film budgeting services.

Film Budgets custom made by studio/indie line producer

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Film Budgets

Film budgets created by a veteran line producer with years of experience on set and launching productions are required by film financiers, movie investors, bank lenders and all facets of the industry to move a production forward. provides a filmmaker with a quality movie budget to present to professional film funding bodies.  Welcome to the film blog of

Film Budget Consulting provides film budget consulting to filmmakers around the world.  As the international leader in worldwide film budgeting and scheduling services, we create custom tailored film budgets for our clients of exceptional detail, accuracy and proven in the field expertise.  In addition to generating such quality movie budgets and shooting schedules, also provides additional services with regards to film tax incentives, location services, production services and advice on all matters of production of a motion picture.

Film Tax Incentives

As the world competes in all geographic areas to offer filmmakers incentives to bring their films to a particular region one must weigh the myriad of opportunities available to film producers, directors, writer and actors to decide upon the right scale of film budgets and film production tax incentive or film tax credit to seek for their productions.  We guide and advise on such matters for our clients suggesting a particular city, country or region for their story which is most advantageous for the screenplay and also for the film finance plan as it relates the film credits, film funds, grants, co-productions and other such moviemaking subsidies. has great experience worldwide in developing  a film business plan for fellow producers which maximizes their net benefit from film tax incentives while maintaining artistic integrity for the creative values of the production.


Co-Productions are continuing their expansion and growth as countries enter treaties designed to spur growth in their respective territories and local film and television production industries. Increasingly governments realize the value of partnering and forming treaties with other governments in order to promote an increase in film budgets funding from abroad and encourage partnerships amongst producers around the globe in order to bring production currency and inward investment to their territories. likewise advises and consults with our clients on the matters of film funds, co-productions and making movies across international borders.

Movie Budget

The Movie budget is the most important factor after the screenplay and currently almost of an equal nature in the current fiscal climate of tight credit and diminished foreign sales valuations of production around the world. likewise of course is an avid advisor and film consultant with regard to movie budgets and schedules which enable foreign sales agents, film finance executives, film funds, major studios and independent production companies to evaluate a potential film project for advancement in the production pipeline. founder Jack Binder (“Reign Over Me”, “The Upside of Anger”) has been producing feature film and television productions for 25 years as well as provide movie budgets for the major studios and independent film production companies and looks forward to assisting fellow filmmakers navigate their way through the catch 22  Hollywood production maze.

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