Production budget

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A film production budget determines how much money will be spent on the entire film project. It involves the identification and estimation of cost items for each phase of filmmaking (development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution).

The budget structure is normally split into "above-the-line" (creative) and "below-the-line" (technical) costs.

Production budget may also refer to a budget set by a business for how many units of a product will be produced.[1]

See also[edit]


  • Film Budgeting by Ralph S. Singleton (1996)
  • Film Production Management by Bastian Clevé (2nd Ed, 2000)
  • The Complete Film Production Handbook (3rd Ed, 2001)
  • The On Production Budget Book by Robert J. Koster (1997)
  • Production Management for TV and Film. The Professional's Guide by Linda Stradling 2010 (Methuen)

in-line references[edit]

  1. ^ "Accounting for Management". Production Budget. Retrieved 4 December 2012.