EPISODE 1

MAKING IT
Art... Meet Commerce
Story Development, Script Breakdowns, and Film Budgets

What if the reach of your story exceeds the grasp of your budget? Meet the team and see how they rework their TV pilot presentation script so that it will fit inside their limited budget.

filmmaking techniques series - directing camera techniques - circle

Making It: Episode 1

How to write a script for your budget 

You have a great idea for a TV show. You’ve already written the pilot, but producers won’t read unsolicited scripts and you’re tired of visualizing the idea in your head. That’s when you decide it’s time to make a proof of concept - a pilot presentation. Where do you begin?

The answer is pre-production

In the first episode of our pre-production web-series, we perform a script breakdown to create a preliminary film budget. One BIG problem — it will be 5x more expensive than the budget allows. The team must jump back into the story development phase and rewrite the script so that it will fit inside their limited film budget. What happens next? 

Watch the episode to find out.

Want to see the next episode?

Get notified when new episodes and templates are released.

Learn story development, script breakdowns, and film budgets

Ready to write a screenplay for the first time? Well you're in luck. Today, we're showing you the proper screenplay format to write a movie script.

LEARN MORE ABOUT:

  • How to professionally format your script
  • Build theme, characters, setting, and plot
  • Write in our totally FREE screenwriting software

Follow these easy steps to effectively break down a script and create a film budget for your story idea. We've also included a FREE SCRIPT BREAKDOWN TEMPLATE!  

LEARN MORE ABOUT:

  • The various breakdown elements
  • How to identify daily production needs
  • How to budget from your script breakdown 

Anyone vaguely thinking of a career as a producer or even a director needs to know how to make a film budget. We've also included a FREE FILM BUDGET TEMPLATE!  

LEARN MORE ABOUT:

  • How to create a preliminary budget
  • How to save money with an intelligent workflow
  • Learn about tax incentives, deal memos, and fringes 

Connect with us for more freebies

LIKE OUR PAGE

FOLLOW ON THE 'GRAM

FOR MORE VIDEOS

Solution Icon - Script Breakdown Sheets

Easily create script breakdown sheets online.

Import scripts. Tag elements like props, wardrobe, and cast. Create breakdown summaries and DOOD reports in a snap.

Learn More ➜

473 Shares
473 Shares
Copy link