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Business of Budgeting

Most of us have seen production budgets, have worked with budgets, and know the importance of one. But do you know how to build it? Are you clear on what all the components are? Our workshop will clarify all of this, and more.

In this workshop, you will learn the answers to these questions, and more:

  • What does each line item stand for?
  • How do I know what to calculate?
  • How is this document used (by me, my team, and beyond)?
  • How do I make sure this document is useful for all elements of the production?

*NOTE: a basic knowledge of Excel is required for this program. You must bring your own laptop to the class to work the exercises.

The Business of Budgeting workshop is a two-day workshop that imparts beginner-to-intermediate level knowledge into the process of creating a production budget for content in the Canadian market. Through the use of instruction and exercises, key topics of focus include (but are not limited to): understanding the breakdown,understanding the account codes and line-by-line dissection of the necessary elements, accommodating for contingencies,c reating the cash flow and cost report documentation. Participants will also visit budget templates from a variety of funders (i.e. Ontario Creates, CMF, Bell Fund, IPF, etc.)

*NOTE: a basic knowledge of Excel is required for this program. You must bring your own laptop to the class to work the exercises.

2022 REGISTRATION FEES

WIFT Toronto Members: $250 + hst

Non Members: $325 + hst

Deadline to register: Monday November 28, 2022 (11:59pm EDT)

Two (2) bursaries will be available to cover program fees for one individual for this program and is made available through the Foundation for Women in Film & Television – Toronto.

Bursary application deadline: Friday November 25, 2022 (11:59pm)

Click here to apply for a bursary.

DATES

The Business of Budgeting Workshop is comprised of two sessions (your fee pays for all sessions):

Saturday December 3, 2022 (Session One)

Saturday December 10, 2022 (Session Two)

Sessions run 9:30am - 4:30pm.

Deadline to register: Monday November 28, 2022 (11:59pm EDT)

LOCATION

This workshop will be held at:

Centennial Story Arts Centre

951 Carlaw Ave (at Mortimer)

*This program is also offered via Zoom.

Click here to register.

This workshop is targeted to:

1) Content creators who need to understand and perhaps perform the process of building a budget;

2) People with production accounting experience in lower level positions looking to move upwards.

Working knowledge of and experience in production accounting and a basic familiarity with budgeting is recommended. Knowledge of the Excel program will be required and those participating from home (virtually) will have to have access to Excel to partake. If you have previously enrolled in WIFT Toronto's Media Business Essentials program (as a whole) or completed the Production Accounting or Production Management module of that program, this workshop will be a good addition for you.

Our instructors include:

Linda Stregger, CPA, CMA

Colin Brunton, Producer

*More details to come.

Crunch Those Numbers!
Crunch Those Numbers!