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Movie Magic Budgeting

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Date: 20th, 21st & 23rd February (half days)

Duration:  09:30am – 01:30pm

Cost: Free

Venue :  online

Tutor: Steve Clark-Hall

Course Profile:

This course will run over 3 half day(s) from 09:30am to 01:30pm each day.

Introduction to MMB10 Budgeting will be run by Crew Academy West and is intended for those wishing to develop their Movie Magic Budgeting knowledge.

No previous experience with MMB7 or MMB10 is required but basic computer literacy and familiarity with Film & TV Drama production basics is assumed.

Training will use a sample schedule with practical exercises to put the manipulation of the software into practice.

Key areas to be discussed during the course:

  • Introduction to the principles of budgeting
  • Setting up Movie Magic MMB10 Programme (participants will need to have signed up for 1 month’s Free Trial of Entertainment Partners MMB10 Software prior to the course)
  • Overview of Movie Magic Budgeting tools
  • The interface between the Movie Magic Schedule and Budget (Critical Assumptions)
  • Setting up and applying and working with currencies, globals, fringes and groups
  • Entering sample Technicians and using “Short Cuts” Function
  • Setting up and using library
  • Setting up the topsheet
  • Contractual charges and tax incentives
  • Preparing for budgets cost reporting

By the end of the course, you will have a greater understanding of the whole budgeting process and feel confident about starting to use Movie Magic Budgeting software on your own productions.

Participant Profile:

This hands-on programme is aimed at Film & TV Drama production personnel who wish to create and edit budgets of all sizes for all types of productions.  Priority will be given to roles, such as Line Producers, Production crew and Assistant Directors that are required to use the software as part of their roles. 

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at this link by 12 pm on Friday 10th February 2023

For technical difficulties with the online system please email 

Film & TV Crew Academy West courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Tutor Profile: 

Steve Clark Hall – Producer/Line Producer  

Steve is currently wrapping up a new Netflix TV series Half Bad, having completed work on series 1 of Armando Iannucci’s  Avenue 5  for HBO. His production, Peter Kosminsky’s   The State   was broadcast on C4/Nat Geo in August 2017.     

Steve set up Skyline Films in Edinburgh with his partner Mairi Bett. Steve is a long-serving UK producer and acts as a consultant for major film and TV companies, as UK co-producer, executive producer as well as developing original programming.     

Steve Clark Hall produced the Warner Bros production King Arthur – Legend of the Sword.  Steve has experience in producing a wide range of productions at different genres, budget levels and for different markets.   

Prior to that, he produced the first 4 episodes of the NBC/Carnival miniseries Dracula, based in Budapest and two Warner Bros Sherlock Holmes films (director Guy Ritchie, starring Robert Downey Jnr, and Jude Law).   

Steve has extensive experience filming outside the UK.  Recently he produced “BRITZ” the BAFTA winning 2-part mini Series Directed by Peter Kosminsky, part of which was filmed in India. He has filmed in South Africa (Regis Warnier’s Man to Man), France (Secret Lies, directed by Julian Fellows), LA (Calendar Girls, directed by Nigel Cole), Hungary (Dracula), Spain (The State) amongst other countries.