Welcome to the LineProducing.com 10-Year Celebration!
Starting on August 11, 2013 there will be some amazing things happening here. This sounds crazy, but it's true... with the generous donations from my wonderful friends and sponsors, I am giving away over $100,000 worth of stuff. Yes, over One Hundred Thousand Dollars of great prizes! Amazing and fantastic stuff could be yours! This celebration continues until the end of September, but the earlier you become a member, the better chances you'll have.
The very first thing you need to do to participate is become a member - it's free and quick.
Once you are signed up, earn points by doing any or all of the following:
That's it. Easy, right? However, remember, you can only win if you are a member - so sign up.
Spread the word, tell your fiends and start some conversations! [Read the official rules]
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Over the past ten years, LineProducing.com has gone from a simple idea to put some helpful hints online to a full-blown interactive site which reaches readers in 85+ countries with an average of 145 unique views per day. That's not too shabby for a niche website that is focused mostly in the "riveting" world of feature film budgets - which, by the way - does zero advertising. Also, you'll also notice that nowhere on the site are ads from other vendors cluttering the information you need to find. The site truely generates zero revenue and is simply here to help everyone (and me) do better. Enjoy.
Who am I? Oh, hello! I'm Stephen Marinaccio a working DGA UPM - I created and run the site. I am so very happy you have found the site for the first time - or rediscovered the information here. I get a few emails per week from people who are helped by some bit of information - and that makes me smile. So, keep on using the site, and I promise to keep adding great information!
ABOUT THE CELEBRATION SPONSORS
Over the course of the next week, I'll start to reveal some of the great items that are up for grabs.
Media Services has over 30 years’ experience handling film and TV payroll, giving them the expertise to handle all production payroll issues. Showbiz Software offers free, in-depth demo's of Showbiz Budgeting, Time Cards, Cash Flows at their store locations in Los Angeles and New York. They also have some of the best prices on Showbiz Software products, plus other top film & TV software like Movie Magic Budgeting, Final Draft and FrameForge at ShowbizStore.com.
Sponsor Giveaways: Two items. To be revealed soon. One of the items is HUGE!
Jungle Software creates a suite of software which integrate with each other to help filmmaker track various aspects of production. Used by filmmakers worldwide, this software is a critical part of projects using it. Started by a few 'guerilla' filmmakers as something simply for themselves, the company has grown to help many others.
Sponsor Giveaways: Four items. To be revealed soon.
Entertainment Partners' mission is to deliver personalized client service and innovative, reliable solutions. Their team becomes an integral part of your crew by providing more than 30 years of experience and expertise in the most important aspects of your production — before, during and after. EP is not only a payroll company, but also the makers of the industry leading budgeting and scheduling software, "Movie Magic".
Sponsor Giveaways: One item. To be revealed soon.
Cleve Landberg is not only a long time friend (I met him when I production coordinated a show for him back in the *ahem* late 90's) he's a super-knowledgable UPM who has a great product called, "Cleve Budget Tools". These are laminated one-sheets with most all of the critical data you need to formulate rates and rules for budgeting. From studio executives to independent production managers - these tools are helpful and handy to have around.
Sponsor Giveaway: Four items. To be revealed soon.
Norm Berns runs one of the best production sites on the web. The subscription-based site features not only updated articles on what's happening in the world of production, but offers an extensive documents library and storefront. Gain access to everything for pennies a day or pay as-you-go for what you specifically are looking for. Norm also runs a series of informational seminars. Check the site out today!
Sponsor Giveaways: Six Items. To be revealed soon.
A leading provider of payroll services to the entertainment industry. Through offices in multiple locations in the USA and Canada, Cast & Crew provides payroll services to the Motion Picture, Television and Commercial Industries and offers its comprehensive PSL family of production accounting software.
Below the Line Production Listings is a premiere subscription-based entertinment industry job list. They list hundreds of the current jobs in all media types throught their online listings. Manage your account and ear-mark productions you are intersted in and contact them using the details provided.
Sponsor Giveaways: A whopping 33% discount for LineProducing.com members. Sign up today!
Looking to research or learn more about a specific industry subject? Chances are that Focal Press has the exact book for you. Take advantage of the long-standing relationship between Focal Press and LineProducing.com with a 30% discount on any of their titles. To use this benefit, simply contact me for details.
A long-time supporter of LineProducing.com, the Creative Handbook should be your primary source to find the vendors you need. With thousands of listings from around the world, the handbook is a valuable source of information. Beyond the free handbook and website, CH also provides industry newslatter, a comprhensive stages list and other fantastic information.
Sponsor Giveaways: Get a free handbook (+cost of shipping), all you need to do is ask!
Yep, I am putting myself up as a 'prize'. I'd prefer to not ask all these great vendors above to donate and then not also offer something myself, so I am. I am offering my services. I have done budgets for independent films and studios ranging from around $4M all the way up to $100M+. With my worldwide experience which has spanned greater than two decades now, I am qualified to help you create a solid plan for your film.
Offer: 20% off my standard rate for creation of a budget and production plan for a film $6M (USD) or higher. If you win this and would like to do a project lower than $6M USD, then you'll get the same service for 33% off. Learn more about my experience.
Want to be a sponsor? Contact me for more info!
MORE ABOUT THE SITE
This site was created and is maintained by Stephen Marinaccio, DGA UPM and Line Producer, as a 100% free destination filled with helpful information about budgets and schedules. Over time, this has expanded to help give you a boost by sharing information vital to creating well-informed production plans.
Understanding how a budget is built will much better prepare you when creating (or reviewing) your own. Knowing what to look for and how to think is the best way to start formulating your own project plans.
My basic philosphy for providing this site for free is (1) no one can ever collect enough good karma and (2) theories and advice on how to do this job should be shared and shared-alike. Enjoy!
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