31.05.21 Movie Magic

Movie Magic Budgeting

Participant Profile:

This hands-on programme, run in partnership with Screen Skillnet, is aimed at Film & TV Drama personnel who wish to create and edit budgets of all sizes for all types of productions.   Priority will be given to roles, such as Producers, Production crew, Accounts crew and Assistant Directors, that use the software as part of their everyday roles. 


The course is limited to 8 participants.  


Application Procedure:

Please apply online at www.screenskillsireland.ie by 12noon on Friday 7th May 2021. For further information please email Barbara.deignan@screenskillnet.ie or fran.keaveney@screenskillsireland.ie 

For technical difficulties with the online system please email elizabeth.fraser@screenskillsireland.ie 

Applications for this course are limited and we expect a high volume of applications.  Applications without a CV will not be considered for selection.  

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Date: Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021

Tutor(s): Brian Donovan, Line Producer

Duration: 5 x Half days (09.30 to 12.30)

Venue: Online

Cost: €250

Course Profile:

This course is run in partnership with Screen Skillnet.  Participants will be taught the time-saving facilities of EP Movie Magic Budgeting, the industry’s most widely used scheduling and budgeting software.


This will enable them to compile their budget in the most effective way and allow them to quickly, and confidently, modify their work when required. The training sessions will utilise and provide considerable background information to put the practical use of the software clearly into perspective. Participants will be allocated a computer each, which will have EP Movie Magic Budgeting downloaded and ready to use. Areas covered during this training include:  


  • Overview of EP Movie Magic Budgeting 
  • Introduction to Budgeting 
  • Choosing your Budget template 
  • Setting up key tools [Currencies, Fringes, Globals, Groups]
  • Budgeting Principles and Practices


Please note:  Every participant will need a *laptop/computer, camera, microphone, speaker and good broadband.    If you do not have Movie Magic Budgeting, please download a free trial at https://moviesoft.com/product/getting-started-on-movie-magic-budgeting-10/n using the coupon code onemonthfree.  


Tutor Profile

Brian is a member of the board and the membership committee of the Production Guild (PG).

As a line producer, Brian has experience of a wide range of budget levels from TV and low budget features up to and including US major features both at home and abroad.

His career has covered a wide range of the grades represented by the Production Guild having worked as location manager, assistant director, UPM, and line producer. Recently, Brian has worked as UPM on Allied, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Pan.

He is committed to training and skills development and regularly teaches on both long and short PG training courses.

  • 31st May 2021 - 4th June 2021
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm