Filmmaking Bootcamp: Budget & Schedule Like a Pro

Learn from Tim Burton’s UPM How to Breakdown a Screenplay & Create a Professional Schedule & Budget for Your Filmmaking

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What you’ll learn

  • How to breakdown a screenplay and create a professional film schedule and budget.
  • Have a better understanding of the production of a film or series.

Course Content

  • Breaking Down the Screenplay for Film Production –> 5 lectures • 2hr 27min.

Filmmaking Bootcamp: Budget & Schedule Like a Pro


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Film Industry veteran, Debbie Brubaker, UPM of Tim Burton’s Big Eyes and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine provides an overview of scheduling and budgeting a narrative feature. This 4 part video series was shot at a sold-out event on in San Francisco. Brubaker, Known as San Francisco’s “Godmother of Indie Film”, has worked with some of the industries biggest directors including Woody Allen, Tim Burton, and Jennifer Siebel Newsom. In this workshop, she provides the wisdom for how to break down a screenplay, prepare a schedule, and fill those numbers in, especially the tricky “fringes”, which can make or break a budget. Great for movies making and documentary filmmaking.

This is part of the film business they DON’T teach in Film School.


  • Part 1: Script Breakdown
  • Part 2: Building The Schedule
  • Part 3: Filling in The Numbers & Intro to Fringes
  • Part 4: Getting the Fringes Right & Wrap-Up


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“By far, the best director and cinematography course on the Internet.” – Nate Carroll

“I really enjoyed taking this class. It wasn’t just that the subject was interesting to me, but the teacher also made the class intriguing. I would gladly recommend this class to anyone who would be interested.” – Leah Ames

Very helpful. Adds depth to your understanding and intuitive insights which you surely had if you happened to play with video shooting and editing without doing any learning beforehand. It’s enriching. The movie samples are great as the clarify the points. Love it! – Yosi Tsitsu


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If you’ve got the dream.

If you’ve got the drive.

If you’ve got the passion – but you’re missing the knowledge and experience…this course will help you market and sell your feature film, short film, web series, or brand.

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