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Movie Magic Scheduling & Budgeting 
Venue: Screen Academy Scotland, 2A Merchiston Ave, Edinburgh, EH10 4NU 0131 455 2572
Fee: £250 (£200 concession)
Places available: 5 max (to ensure each person has their own computer)

Funding options
You could get £200 towards the cost of your fees with an ILA account: more info here.
Or Businesses and Freelancers could get £500 with SDS Flexible Funding: more info here

This course is ALSO eligible for Creative Skillset funding for freelancers  which is available for training for freelancers within the sectors of Film, TV & Radio. Freelancers will be able to access up to £1500 towards the cost of training. Please see our Short course funding page for further details.

Course outline
This is a hands-on course aimed at helping participants learn how to use the latest Scheduling and Budgeting Movie Magic software.

Working on two different scripts - a contemporary subject, an award winning short drama written by Michael Cumes (Screen Academy Scotland MA Screenwriting graduate 2010) and a period drama, participants will firstly learn the fundamentals of breaking down a script into 8ths of pages. With supervision from the course tutor, Susie Brown, course participants will create schedules for both with the software. Using a pre-prepared budget for the period drama, this will allow participants to gain a working knowledge of the budgeting software.

Participant numbers are limited so that each participant has a work station to themselves. Screen Academy Scotland has just upgraded its Movie Magic Scheduling & Budgeting software so participants can benefit from learning on the latest version.

After completing the course you should have gained enough knowledge to use the software effectively and more fully understand the process of scheduling and budgeting. 

What people have said about the course:
'The course surpassed my expectations'
‘Really good overview’
‘The course was highly useful and Susie was great at explaining everything and making everything clear’
‘The course has really benefitted me.  It was extremely well presented and I had a really good time’

Drama Line Producer Susie Brown has worked in film and television production since 1983.  Susie has managed budgets ranging from £5k to £5 million covering drama, factual, documentary and shorts.  Her credits include Carrington and Ma Vie en Rose, and working with companies such as Channel 4, BBC, and Working Title.

Who’s it for?
• New Producers, Production Managers, Production Coordinators & Production Assistants/Runners
• A.D.s at all levels who are not familiar with the software already
• Art department assistants who may need to use the software

The course is aimed at freelancers with minimal or no experience of using the Movie Magic software. However, to gain maximum benefit from this training a basic knowledge of the Mac operating system would be useful.

How to book
Please click here to visit our 'How to Book a Short Course' page and download a booking form.

If you have any questions please contact us at or call 0131 455 2572