A 20K budget for a simple documentary or promo video.
A $300K sample budget for an hour-long documentary for broadcast.
A sample budget of $545K for a feature-length documentary.
The Documentary Budget Sample Pack contains 3 complete and real world documentary budgets of varying sizes. One is a 20K budget for a simple documentary or promo video. The second is a $300K sample budget for an hour-long documentary for broadcast. The third is a sample budget of $545K for a feature-length documentary.
In addition, you get a video tutorial explaining each of the budgets and how they should be used in various situations.
These 3 budgets are invaluable "insider" resources that give you an excellent place to start if you're new to budgeting, OR if you just want todouble check your own figures.
This sample pack is a great complement to the Documentary Budgeting Masterclass and Going Rates Handbook.
In FACT, get this Documentary Budget Sample Pack at a highly reduced rate when purchased as part of the Documentary Budget Template Pack.
- Welcome to the Documentary Budget Sample Pack!
- VIDEO: Brief Tour of The Budget Samples
- Sample $20K Documentary Budget (PDF - 1 page)
- Sample $20K Documentary Budget (XLS)
- Sample $300K Documentary Budget (PDF - 5 pages)
- Sample $300K Documentary Budget (XLS)
- Sample $545K Documentary Budget (PDF - 5 pages)
- Sample $545K Documentary Budget (XLS)
- Quick Survey
- Additional Budgeting Resources
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. Learn About Jilann's Private Consulting.