In fierce competition with 170 European media tech startups and scaleups, Dramatify has won a development grant from the European media tech accelerator Stadiem. The initial amount is €70 000 for developing modern, integrated, automated production budgeting. 

Stadiem is the European media tech innovation accelerator funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951981 and is organised directly under the European Commission. Dramatify applied in February and was among the 40 companies selected for the initial Match phase, running in May and June.

The project: Developing modern, integrated, automated production budgeting

Money is what the entertainment business runs on. It sets the scope and limits of the creative project, regardless if it is the Euros in soccer, the Eurovision Song Contest, a movie, factual entertainment series or branded content. Despite this, most budgeting is still done in single-user desktop programs, which makes sharing difficult,  and smart integration and workflow automation impossible. In cases where modern systems exist, as in broadcaster corporate financial systems, they are not developed for the specific requirements for production budgeting, making the process laborious and unnecessarily slow.

As high as 80 per cent of Dramatify’s potential clients, producing all genres, are asking for integrated budgeting. Even for large companies, the process today involves mind-numbing amounts of budgeting work and copy-pasting into other systems. Just as Dramatify has revolutionised the production workflow with collaboration, ease of use and information empowerment, we will do the same to production budgeting.

The Stadiem phase process

Match phase: Securing partners

The Match phase’s main task was to find and secure a co-creation development partner. Dramatify secured three: The Nordic drama powerhouse SF Studios, the Finnish public broadcaster YLE and the exciting storytelling company Storyfire which works with drama, documentaries and branded content. The three co-creation partners represent different kinds of productions and different sizes of companies and financial structures. Also, production budgeting is not an ongoing, always existing process. It happens when there are productions in development and pre-production; not even large companies can guarantee to have productions in that stage for the final piloting phase next summer. But with three co-creation partners, one should be able to be our piloting partner.

Development phase: Building a modern production budgeting system

After applying to the Development phase, the field was narrowed down from 40 companies to 25 that got to pitch. Only 16 were selected and Dramatify among them. Development started in August and will be finished at the end of January.

Integrate & Pilot phases

The following phases are also by application and hard selection. If selected, Dramatify will unlock another €70 000 for integration and live piloting. Regardless if we are selected, we are committed to developing the best budgeting and financial solution on the market for our industry in the coming years.

Soft money

Getting the development grant from the EU means that Dramatify does not have to spend investor capital and equity on developing the much-requested budgeting feature but can instead seek capital for growth and expansion. Interested in growth investing? Contact us for a chat!

Funded by the European union

 

 

 

 

WORKFLOWS

Drama

From screenplay import to semi-automatic call sheets and DPRs!

Entertainment

Enjoy our innovative rundown suite with tons of smart integrations.

Sports

Game on! Cover sports in the field with a premier mobile solution!

Talk Shows & Current Affairs

Easily collaborate from wherever your cast and crew are!

Factuals & Documentaries

3 different script formats, made for remote co-productions!

Social media, commercials & corporate video

Image-based scripts to easily express your vision!

Key features

Production dashboard

Everything at a glance across productions!

Automatic production updates

Automatic updates when critical details change, with the option of manual comments!

Cast & Crew Management

From interactive team lists to integrations with scheduling!

Rundowns for multi-camera

Integrated with cue cards, CuePilot, teleprompters and all our features!

Drama screenplays

Import/synch with Final Draft/.fdx, automatic script sides and automatic watermarking!

Image-based AV scripts

The perfect format for commercials, social media and storyboards!

Story shelf

Plan, store & bounce scenes - super useful from drama to big sports events!

Script breakdown

Smart script breakdown, including optional partial access for creative departments.

Shooting scheduling

Powerful scheduling integrated with cast DooD and all other scheduling features.

Crew Scheduling

Easy to use crew scheduling integrated with call sheets.

Cast scheduling

Smart integration with Daily Cast Schedule, DooD, stylists' scheduling & call sheets!

Semi-automatic call sheets

Integrated call sheets that writes themselves as details are added elsewhere. For print and mobile!

Catering lists - automagically!

Automatic catering lists per shooting day - including special diets & allergies!

Set design & Scenography

From auto set lists, images and breakdown to 3D files and set details!

Locations

With images, maps & automatic weather reports and much more!

Character management

Auto-lists with automatic statistics, booking sheets, stripboards and more!

Wardrobe

Inspo images, measurements, breakdown, wardrobe lists and more!

Makeup & Hair

Integrated makeup & hair functionality with looks, cleanface, makeup charts and more!

WHY DRAMATIFY?

Overview

A production tool for all your company's productions.

Saving time & money

How Dramatify minimise risk and saves your production time and money every day.

For Producers & Production Managers

Plan and track productions, the content, cast & crew.

For creatives

Smart, integrated tools for the creative crew, from ADs to wardrobe designers, set designers and makeup artists.

For crew

Find tools and information according to your role and access level in the production.

For cast members

How to use Dramatify for cast members, including actors, anchors and hosts.

WORKFLOWS

Drama

From screenplay import to semi-automatic call sheets - Dramatify helps you run a tight production.

Entertainment

Enjoy Dramatify's innovative rundown suite with a plethora of smart integrations.

Sports

Integrated features for both large event planning, and scripted and semi-scripted shows.

Talk Shows & Current Affairs

Plan, write and produce talk shows & current affairs shows.

Factuals & Documentaries

With 3 different script formats, start with the one fitting your project's particular needs.

Social media, commercials & corporate video

Use the same tools as the industry professionals for your productions.

Broadcasting & live streaming

Productions powered by Dramatify reaches millions of viewers a week. Join our growing list of broadcasters!

Graphic audio

From script breakdown to recording scheduling and cast and crew booking, we handle enhanced audio productions.

PLANS

Free plan

3 active users for basic drama & documentary pre-production.

Bronze plan

Starter plan for small productions & production companies

Silver plan

for up to 25 active users + unlimited productions, cast & crew.

Gold plan

MOST POPULAR with up to 50 active users + unlimited productions, cast & crew.

Platinum plan

for companies & broadcasters with up to 100 active users + unlimited productions, cast & crew.

Enterprise

Contact us for a custom deal that suits your needs!

Education

Free plans for professional industry schools & educations!

Resources

Quick Start Guide

Quickly get started with your production!

Add & manage team members

Add crew and cast members, set permissions & allow access.

Add episodes & work with series

The episode functionality is super useful - even for features!

Working with rundowns

How to create rundowns for multi-camera live & studio productions.

How to work with screenplays

How to import/synch with Final Draft/.fdx, write natively and work with updates.

Working with image-based AV scripts

How to make the most out of the AV scripts.

Working with script breakdown

How to breakdown your script regardless of script format.

Working with scene items

From props to vehicles - here is how to work with scene items!

How to schedule your production

Powerful scheduling integrated with call sheets and other features.

How to schedule crew

How to work with crew scheduling, integrated with call sheets, time sheets and DPR.

Working with cast scheduling

Smart integration with scene scheduling, Daily Cast Schedule, DooD, stylists' scheduling & call sheets and more!

Creating call sheets

Call sheets almost write themselves - for mobile and print!

Working with sets & scenography

Breakdown, link to locations, share images, 3D files, add props, scene items and continuity.

Adding & working with locations

With images, releases, maps & automatic weather reports and much more!

Working with cast, characters, wardrobe, makeup & hair

A walk-through of character lists & pages, scheduling, details, linking to cast and more.

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