Investment & Support

Budgeting Fundamentals – Sunshine Coast

September 21, 2022

Screen Queensland, in partnership with AFTRS, is delighted to bring this two-day course to the Sunshine Coast.

Budgeting Fundamentals is designed for emerging producers/filmmakers or production managers to learn more about the budgeting process for a screen project.

Led by industry professional Bridget Callow-Wright, participants will receive real world advice, case studies and information.

Basic understanding of production techniques and processes is required to obtain full value from this course. There will be an assumed level of knowledge, therefore it is not suitable if you have not worked on any film or TV production, in some capacity.


DATES: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2022
TIME: 9am – 5pm both days
LOCATION: UniSC Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland  4556
COST: $197.50 excl. GST and booking fees


  • Basics of breaking down a treatment for a budget
  • Difference between above and below the line costings
  • Creating a workable schedule and how a production schedule affects the budget 
  • Basics of funding productions
  • Introduction to the Producer Offset
  • Obtaining the right quotes from suppliers and where to find crew and performer rates.


Bridget is a Producer and Company Principal of Midwinter Films. She is an award-winning screen producer with a focus on scripted narrative film and television. 

She is currently launching Australian feature film The Butterfly Tree starring Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould and Sophie Lowe, directed by Priscilla Cameron. This is her second feature film as producer. Her first film Bitter and Twisted premiered at Tribeca, was nominated for 14 international awards including 2 AFI’s and was released across several territories – including theatrical releases in Australia and New Zealand. Bridget is continuing to build her company Midwinter Films as a development vehicle for long form narrative projects. She is currently partnering with several producers and production companies on a slate of narrative feature films and television series.

Bridget has a wide network of international and local financing and producing partners, in-depth knowledge of the international content marketplace and an extensive physical creative producing skillset.