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The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit by Rebecca Pride

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CHAPTER 5 Budgeting

When the contract details are settled and signed, and access to funds has been agreed, then there are several processes that relate to setting up a working budget. Your production manager or head of costume (if you are working in a larger institution) will usually now expect you to submit a detailed costing sheet that expands on the rough preliminary budgets discussed at the pre-production meeting (see Chapter 3). The revised costing sheet should include as much near fully costed information as possible, including information about which costumes are to be made and by whom: workroom staff or outworkers. Which will be hired or sourced from direct purchase online or from stores, and how many costume shop/staff hours will be ...

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