2.In all cases, film students expect to find information about film budgeting from the internet, or as recommended reading from their professors.
3.We also learned that there are no references or books available to film schools or film students on this very needed subject.
Those working in the film business recognize how important it is to be familiar with film budgeting, if not technically proficient. The confidentiality of film budgets makes it extremely difficult, even for working filmmakers, to get familiar with film budgeting. (I have a true story in my book about a meeting that I had with Ron Howard in 1993 where he wanted to learn specifics about the budget for his film – in spite of having been in the film business for over 30 years as an actor and budding director).
Learning about film budgets while on-the-job comes at the expense of