Please see Application Procedure for details.

Movie Magic Budgeting

Tutors: Brian Donovan, Line Producer

Date: Monday, June 21st, 2021

Duration: Monday 21st to Friday 25th June 2021 (09.30 - 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 using the coupon code onemonthfree. 

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. 

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

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at by 12noon on Friday 28th May 2021. For further information please email or

For technical difficulties with the online system please email

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

Please see Application Procedure for details.