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Smart Budgeting! The Overview

  • Motion Cyc Studio 162 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

Smart Budgeting is a 3-part series focused on commercial producing for agency producers, production teams, in-house agencies, account services, corporate marketing teams, and freelance producers. Each workshop is led by a group of industry veterans from each of these aspects of producing among others.

  • Workshop 1: The Overview. April 3rd

  • Workshop 2: Line Producers Tell All. May 1st

  • Workshop 3: Where It All Begins, Brand Managers. June 12th

Workshop 1: The Overview

Using a commercial case study “The Overview” workshop will give insight into how the project is put together and the budget gets spent from the perspectives of the agency, production company, and post production producers.

Detailed considerations include..

  • Assignment from the agency perspective, story boards, ballpark budgets.

  • How to put together a bid for the job.

  • Where the numbers come from, expected rates and research.

  • What are the considerations to anticipate for costs. Why does it cost so much?

  • Paperwork overview for estimates, bids, contracts, payment schedule, overages, mark-ups, and others.


  • Check In & Social: 6:00 - 6:45 PM

  • Workshop: 6:45 - 8:30 PM


Space is limited. Early registration is highly recommended.

Workshop Leads


Smart Budgeting Workshop Series is generously supported by


Motion Cyc Studio

162 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA

Directions & Parking

Public Transit: Green Line to Arlington Station. Orange Line to Back Bay Station.

Garage parking is available close by in The Garage at 10 St. James

Metered street parking is also available in the area.

Earlier Event: February 25
Winter MPC Meeting