Budget production

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 the future. [1]

See also

  • Budgeting film
  • Television crew
  • Budget


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