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Old April 17th, 2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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T.V. Series Budgets

We are pitching a wine tasting show to sponsors & networks, we have some interest and have been asked for a budget. I'm an independent filmmaker and have very little T.V. experience. We are creating 2 budgets - one for the pilot and one for a 13 1/2-hour episodes.

Does anyone know where I might find sample T.V. budgets to look at?
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Old April 17th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #2
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Your best bet, honestly, is to bring onboard a line producer who has experience with these type of series. There are many hidden costs and factors and you could easily lock yourself into a budget that will ultimately cost you to cover these out of pocket--it's a worthwhile investment. You can "get away" with a lot more with indie filmmaking than you can with a network series, by a long shot.
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