Last week, Tribeca Film Institute kindly livestreamed their “Budget 101” panel for indies unable to attend the event in NYC. I tuned in since I haven’t had to make a budget for a film since college and they were short projects (the panel focused on feature films).
A ton of great information was provided for both fiction and nonfiction budgeting. There was definitely one piece of advice I had to share here as well since I have always been curious about it too.
When it comes to preparing a film budget, professional directors include their pay in the budget.