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Powerful and affordable Film-TV Budgeting Software
With BoilerPlate's simple, intuitively designed templates, running on Microsoft Excel,
you can start generating complete, fully detailed, industry standard
production budgets and reports quickly and easily.
BoilerPlate is packed with budgeting features that will make production managers happy.
Its exclusive Cash Flow Sheets with built-in accounting of expenses allows you to
input all your expenses in each category so that you'll always know how much
money is spent and how much is remaining in your budget during production.
BoilerPlate's beautifully laid out worksheets and graphics will also make your printed budget
document an impressive addition to your financing package on your next film project.
BoilerPlate Film-TV Budgeting Features
Budgeting For Film, Television, and video Projects
BoilerPlate is especially designed for budgeting full length feature films. You can also budget television projects, documentaries, commercials, and music videos.
Industry Categories with Detail of Accounts
Where necessary, all industry standard categories and accounts are expanded and fully-detailed so there is no mystery where the budgeted amounts are being spent.
Change your entire budget instantly. Change production header information, fringes, payroll taxes and sales tax rates. Change your shooting period (days) and see how your total budget is affected instantly.
Automatic Fringes and Taxes
Fringes, payroll and sales tax are computed instantly and automatically to the appropriate accounts. If fringes and taxes do not apply you can simply delete them from the entire budget with a simple push of a button in Globals page.
When you make a change, the budget totals are recalculated instantly. Actual costs, including fringes and taxes, are always reflected automatically in the totals of the budgeted amounts.
Cash Flow Sheets with Built-in Accounting of Expenses
Input your costs for every production period to control your budget. Cash Flow Totals for the development, pre-production, production and post-production periods are linked to your Summary Top Sheet in the Total Accumulated Cost to Date column allowing for quick and easy monitoring of costs to date and the amount of the remaining budget.
Automatic Reports and Lists
Your Summary Top Sheet, Cast List, Extras & Atmosphere List, Property List and Location List are automatically generated upon completion of your budget worksheets.
Quick and Easy Access to Budget Worksheets
When working on a large spreadsheet document like a film and television budget, having quick access to desired budget accounts and worksheets will save you time and frustration. BoilerPlate templates give you four different ways to move to a desired worksheet. One of BoilerPlate's unique ways allows you to instantly go to a specific category account while reviewing the Summary Top Sheet. Want to make a budget adjustment in a category as you review the Top Sheet? Just click the "GOTO" button on the category line you are reviewing and go instantly to that worksheet. Another great feature that will save you time!
BoilerPlate Budgeting allows you to work with and share documents in more than 80 languages other than English! This feature is provided through Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.org.
Automatic Completion of Entry
Now you can enter data into your budget faster and easier than ever before! The AutoComplete feature helps you add previously used information quickly, so you don't need to re-type it!
Database and Library
Individual databases for storing information on production crew, post-production crew, talent, production equipment and other professional services are already set up in BoilerPlate so you can instantly start building your own database of information.
You may want to print the entire budget or an individual account; perhaps just the Summary Top Sheet; or the Cast List; the Extras & Atmosphere List; the Location List or the Cash Flow reports--Just select the push-button in BoilerPlate's Print Panel, and that's all. Tedious and time-consuming page formatting is unnecessary. BoilerPlate's graphics and pre-formatted page layout will make your printed budget a professional-looking document.
Instant E-mailing of Your Budget!
E-mail your entire budget quickly and easily by attaching the BoilerPlate Budgeting EXCEL file or a PDF FILE to your email.
Create Unlimited Budgets of All Your Projects on Any Computer
Create all the budgets you need for as many projects as you want. BoilerPlate Templates are unlimited. And unlike some other restricted programs, you can use BoilerPlate Budgeting Templates on all your personal or company computers running the required system software.
Running on Powerful Windows and Macintosh Spreadsheet Software
Unlike other budgeting programs that are limited by their exclusive stand-alone software program, BoilerPlate Templates utilize the spreadsheet computing technology and functions of Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.org for Windows and Mac OSX. OpenOffice.org from Oracle is a FREE DOWNLOAD!
EASY TO USE
BoilerPlate Templates are intuitively designed and simple to use. No spreadsheet programming is necessary unless you want to customize it for your particular needs. Just fill in the Budgeting information and costs in the designated cells and BoilerPlate will generate your production budgets and reports automatically! And best of all, BoilerPlate is a program within a program. You can use BoilerPlate Budgeting Templates on any computer running Microsoft Excel for Windows and Mac OSX!