What's Inside:

  • 5-Page (Excel) Documentary Budget Template ($50K+ projects)

  • 1-Page (Excel) Documentary Budget Template ($0-$50K projects)

  • Budget Samples Pack ($20k, $300k, $545k)

  • 2019 Going Rates Handbook

  • Documentary Budgeting Masterclass

Create Professional (Money-Winning) Budgets

The Documentary Budget Template Pack includes everything you need to create accurate and professional budgets that WIN funding.

Created by award-winning documentary filmmaker Jilann Spitzmiller.

Jilann and film partner Hank Rogerson have been awarded more than $1-million in funding for their documentary projects using these exact templates.

In addition, Jilann is a grant funding judge analyzing hundreds of documentary proposals/budgets and she KNOWS what funders are looking for in a budget.


What You Get:

  • DETAILED DOCUMENTARY BUDGET TEMPLATE ($50k+ projects) - A 5-page budget template in Excel format for budgets $50,000 and more. Includes step-by-step video tutorials.

  • SIMPLE DOCUMENTARY BUDGET TEMPLATE ($0-$50K projects) - A 1-page budget template for smaller projects with budgets less than $50,000.

  • 2019 DOCUMENTARY GOING RATES HANDBOOK - Includes current price ranges and considerations for just about every line item you can think of, including crew rates, gear and insurance costs.

  • DOCUMENTARY BUDGET SAMPLE PACK - Three real-world documentary sample budgets ranging from $20K to $545K. A fantastic resource to use as a reference guide for your own budget.

  • DOCUMENTARY BUDGETING MASTERCLASS - This in-depth video tutorial gives you an A to Z lesson on how to budget professionally and accurately. Jilann gives you all of her hard-won budgeting knowledge to help you through every step of the budgeting process.

What Students Are Saying

"Just what I needed!"

Sally Schaffer

"This was so comprehensive and spoken like one producer to another. I felt like I was on a video chat with Jilann! And coming from the TV commercial world, this being my first documentary budgeting experience I learned so much (especially about Post Production). This was just what I needed!"

"Absolutely terrific"

Matthew Landfield/TimeTravlr Creative

"Loved it! Very helpful! The level of detail was absolutely terrific and very helpful in explaining a complicated process."

"Such a time-saver!"

by Anita Sugimura

"I absolutely love the budgeting package!!!! Sometimes we do not realize we need something until it drops in our lap. Such a time-saver!"

"Loved it!"

by Morgan Delaney

"Couldn't be happier with the product. It really helped me out at the perfect time. I liked the way Jilann explained everything. Very straightforward, logical and practical. Loved it!"

"Every step is well explained"

by Daniela Apostoaei

"Thank you for your course about budgeting. It is so useful for me and every step is well explained. Congratulations for the wonderful work you have done. I appreciate your patience and love to help those that need these advises."

"Solid and Dependable"

by Leigh Anne Lindsey

"The way Jilann presents herself and the information she shares, she's very solid and dependable."

"Concise, to the point"

by Stephen Thomas King

"Jilann's explanations were concise, to the point and interesting. Her experience with film budgets is very helpful in understanding the various intricacies of the whole process of putting together a documentary package for investors."

"Effective overview"

by Duncan Sill

"Effective overview of budgeting process with relevant points of references. Having budget template and rate as guidelines saves time and efforts tremendously. Believe budgeting is a required ability and this course helps to solidify foundation knowledge. Thank you."

"Very grateful"

by Maria Doctor

"I liked Jillann's soothing voice, organized slides, helpful tips, detailed schedules (which complement the budget planning) and much more. Very grateful for this resource & will be sure to recommend it to others."

"Worthy Purchase"

by Manola Carter/Pirsig’s Journey Documentary

"The Master Budgeting Class is a worthy purchase that's very economical because all the years of experience that Jilann earned from her own school of hard knocks are avoided by us newbies. Awesome class. It was easy to follow and very informative."

Instructor:

Documentary Producer-Director

Jilann Spitzmiller

Jilann Spitzmiller is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on the BBC, Sundance Channel, Starz/Encore, Aljazeera, PBS, Canal+ and many other channels worldwide. Spitzmiller is a 3-time recipient of ITVS funding and has twice received Sundance Institute funding. She has been a Sundance Institute fellow and a mentor at NALIP's Producer's Lab, as well as a guest panelist and teacher at many festivals and workshops. Her work has won more than 20 awards and has been shown around the globe. Her documentary SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and has become a cult classic. She co-directed, produced and edited HOMELAND which aired on National PBS. Jilann’s feature documentary, STILL DREAMING, released on PBS in April 2018. And her latest documentary project MEOW WOLF: ORIGIN STORY released to 600 theaters in November 2018. She co-founded DocuMentors and is deeply committed to helping filmmakers world-wide have the most impact that they can by telling their best story possible. Work with Jilann.

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