The Movie Magic Budgeting software package is the industry standard for TV production.  Supported by Creative Skillset, this workshop offered a comprehensive introduction to the software, equipping trainees with the knowledge and skills that will put them on the pathway to roles including 1st Assistant Director and Production Manager. Delivered by an experienced Line Producer based at Pinewood Studio Wales, these TV Skills workshops are a vital part of career development.

Course content

  • Overview of EP Movie Magic Budgeting
  • Introduction to Budgeting
  • Setting-up your Budget format
  • Basic Controls and Navigation
  • Top Sheet, Account Level, and Detail Level
  • Exercise in Globals, Groups and Fringes
  • Currencies
  • Budgeting Principles and Practices
  • Reporting / Printing

Course tutor

Gareth Davies 
Gareth is an experienced feature film Line Producer / Production Manager, credits include the BIFA nominated and BAFTA Cymru award winning film ’THE PASSING’, Craig Roberts directorial debut ‘JUST JIM’, ‘PANIC BUTTON’, ’THE CHAMBER’, ‘B&B’, ‘DON’T KNOCK TWICE’, and ‘WATCHER IN THE WOODS’. He also produced ’THE SLEEPING ROOM’, the first UK online equity crowdfunded film. Gareth works with many high profile UK and international producers in drawing up budgets, and trains in Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting for a number of training providers and Universities.

When was the course?
The two day course was held on Friday 24th March and Saturday 25th March 2017.

Here’s what previous attendees had to say:

“Great venue and overall great 2 days of training!”

“It was great to be able to ask questions as and when. The tutor was very informative!”

“2 days was perfect.”

“A small group worked really well.”

“Very pleased with the course overall.”


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This programme was supported by Creative Skillset’s HETV Levy.