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Producing for TV and Video by Cathrine Kellison

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The TV business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.

—Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

images Breakdowns, Budgets, and Finance: Connecting the Dots

This Chapter’s Talking Points

I. Break the Idea Down
II. Budget the Idea
III. Find the Financing
IV. Summary
V. Chapter Review Questions

I. Break the Idea Down

Making a budget for your project obligates you to predict the future. It requires you to examine each aspect of your project, give it a face, and assign it job descriptions and a set of parameters. Without a realistic budget, your project faces confusion and failure. ...

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