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Producing for TV and New Media, 2nd Edition by Cathrine Kellison

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CHAPTER

4Connecting the Dots: Breakdowns, Budgets, and Finance

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

THIS CHAPTER'S TALKING POINTS

I. Break Down the Idea
II. Budget the Idea
III. Find the Financing

I. BREAK DOWN THE IDEA

There is a crack in everything…that's how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

Budgeting is most every producer's nightmare. Mistakes get made, blame gets tossed around. 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 ...

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