Are you tired of using old desktop solutions like Movie Magic for your production budgeting? Do you feel frustrated and overwhelmed with the daunting task of creating and managing budgets in Excel or traditional budgeting programs that take weeks to learn? Then, it’s time to discover the difference Dramatify Budgeting can make for your next project!

Dramatify has launched its much-awaited innovative and integrated film budgeting solution, designed to save you time, money, frustration, and resources while giving you great control over your budget. It works just as well for drama as budgeting for entertainment, sports, talk-shows, factuals and documentaries, corporate video and branded content.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the key features of Dramatify Budgeting, how it integrates with the rest of Dramatify’s features, and how it blows old desktop solutions like Movie Magic out of the water.

Intuitive and User-Friendly Interface

One key point when designing the new budgeting solution was that it must be user-friendly and accessible across all devices at any time from anywhere – just like the rest of Dramatify. Whether you’re working on a big monitor screen at the office or checking budget details on your mobile during a call, Dramatify Budgeting is designed to make it simple and intuitive.

The top sheet of Dramatify Budgeting’s innovative and integrated film budgeting solution allows you to quickly navigate the budget. Click the arrow to expand the account summary and see the accounts below. Scroll down, expand another account summary, and compare costs in one view. Click the small plus-dot in the margin to add another summary or account. Click the account menu to quickly duplicate, exclude, move or add a sub-total. With this quick navigation, you can begin working on your production budget in seconds.

Templates and Importing

To get you started in record time and not miss any critical budget items, Dramatify offers budget templates from major commissioners, and you can also import your latest Movie Magic budget with your own structure, account plan, and rates. Dramatify Budgeting includes all the classic features of film and production budgeting, such as fringes, variables, charges, and credits – but smarter and faster!

Collaborate Effortlessly

You can share your budgets effortlessly within your team without having to export, print, email, or upload. You can also collaborate effortlessly on the same budget at the same time.

Budgeting – Tags for Transparent Cost Control

Perhaps the greatest innovation in Dramatify Budgeting is what, in effect, creates 3D budgeting: tags. Tags allow you to access cost summaries for budgeted items on different accounts, making it easier to monitor your spending. With automatic listings, you can also ensure that all necessary team and breakdown information is accounted for in your budget.

If you, for example, should budget me, I have a salary, travel costs, accommodation, a car, gas, perhaps an assistant, and an allowance, all on separate account numbers. Tag with my name, and you can see an automatic specification of my cost. If the budget perhaps doesn’t allow for the assistant or the car, exclude them for the time being, and you can see both the new total cost and how much has been excluded. You can do this with any cost item on any account. You can also create your own budget tags. One prime example is to use them for tax rebates. You can even tag items with two or more budget tags, compare which tax rebate is the most beneficial for your production, and display that on the top sheet.

Transparent Cost Control

Users, especially producers and executive producers, said to us that they found it difficult to track the source of budget costs. That’s why you can add notes to accounts and line items and upload and attach any cost specifications to line items. This means you have all budget specifications and notes at your fingertips in seconds!

With multiple currency support, tax rebates, and detailed cost specifications, Dramatify Budgeting is a game-changer for any production looking to save time, money, and resources.

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!

Children's programmes & Kid's shows

Produce any kind of kid's content with specific features for children on set!

Social media, commercials & corporate video

Image-based scripts to easily express your vision!

Key features

Production dashboard

Everything at a glance across productions!

Budgeting

Smart, integrated easy-to-use budgeting for any kind of production!

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!

Daily Production Schedules

Ditch Excel and work smarter! Smart, integrated daily production schedules with powerful features.Β 

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.

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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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