Ben Long and Sonja Schenk at have put together 3 sample film budgets PDF’s and break each one down in these informative articles:

DV feature film budget ($25,000 – $100,000)
Broadcast documentary budget ($15,000-$80,000)
Commercial budget ($2000 – $50,000)

…Creating a budget can be a powerful way to visualize your project and may be the first time that you really consider what will be required to shoot your script. Getting an amazing location for free, or finding a tricky way to “cheat” a shot can be some of the most rewarding experiences of a production.

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Thanks for the good writeup. It in truth was once a entertainment account it. Glance complex to more brought agreeable from you! However, how can we keep in touch?

Sonja Schenk

Hi there
We’re the authors of “The Digital Filmmaking Handbook” and we moved our website from the above-mentioned “” to “” – please check it out and also check out the new edition of the book.
Sonja & Ben


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We are agroup of young kenyans trying to shoot films. our name is lakers conservation youth group and duly registered.our group is having a membership of 70, we like your site because it informs us much. send as more information as we have already entered the industry. be our friend pls?

thanks for the article. – the source for proven, accurate, custom budgets and schedules.


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