The business of film
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The business of film

2.3 Other costs and considerations

Up to now, the focus has been on the cost associated with what you see on screen, such as cast, stunts, wardrobe, vehicles and so forth, but there are other costs too.

In this video clip, Nicky talks about some of the other factors a line producer has to take into account when considering the budget. Make a mental note of the types of costs and considerations she mentions.

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NICKY EARNSHAW
An outsider may think that a budget seems big. You know they might think 5 million pounds is a lot, but you have to consider the various elements that the production is backing into. Say for instance, there may be heavy development costs already attached. There may be big option or writer fees already accounting for a chunk. There could be finance fees that are quite hefty, or producer fees, or director fees indeed. Depending on how big the cast are, they could be quite a chunk of the budget. Sometimes projects come in and there's a disparity between the amount of money they want to make it for and how much it's being valued at by the sales company.
 Obviously, that's a process that we can then help them with to get down to where they perhaps need to be. Sometimes that's a fight and sometimes it's not. Sometimes it is easier.
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Video 6 Nicky talks about other factors a line producer must take into account
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