January 4, 2019
This is a fully revised look at documentary budgeting, and updates the 2006 Documentary article “Don’t Fudge on Your Budget: Toeing the Line Items.” At the center of the documentary "business" is the budget, which offers a map of the filmmaking process, expressing both the film you’re planning to make and how you plan to make it. Ideally, it is also a living document that can help get a film to completion.
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Making a successful, long-term career in documentary filmmaking has never been more challenging than it is now. How can you generate the support you need and apply proven strategies in order to better position yourself for the long haul?

Join award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter...

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You're proud of your film. But who will buy it? How will you sell it? What will you charge for it? And how in the world do you handle a negotiation over something like that?

We assemble a stellar panel of sales agents and producers, including Kevin Iwashina of Preferred...

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