Film Production Accounting 101 (CPE Credits 14 Hrs)
Week-End Workshop, Including the Film 101 Senior Level of 6 Prerecorded Webinars
Note: The 6 recorded 1.5 hour videos, inclusive of all materials, will be forwarded after the weekend workshop.
Chicago, IL Sat/Sun, May 6th & 7th, 2017
The maximum attendance is 20 people to allow one-on-one training. So, please register early to guarantee a seat.
Feel free to make any inquiries to Heleneworkshops@gmail.com
( CPE/CPD 14 Hrs including the videos)
Introduction: This is the
defining course for the fundamentals of Film Accounting. The course is a very practical hands-on workshop
of 2 intensive days followed up with a series of 6 recorded training videos. Note: All budgets, templates and materials shown in each video
will be supplied and I will be available to answer any of your questions via email. This is the toughest course I give, so bring your roller
skates! We’ll start from the groundup, practicing all activities associated with an assistant accountant, gaining a thorough practical
understanding of the entertainment general ledger software. Finally, the recorded training videos bring you into a senior level of Film
Accounting through managing the Film Budget and Cost Report (the financial statements of film productions). The classes are small and
all attendee's questions and what-if scenarios are welcomed. See the home page for videoed testimonials.
Course Objective: You will understand and have practiced the duties of an assistant film accountant with the confidence that you CAN
not only perform the tasks expected of you without extensive training, but also with an understanding of the cost control points of any film
or television production. (Line Producers and Public Accountants will understand the background to their their duties in controlling or auditing
Participants: Will be able to communicate to experienced Film Accountants and Producers convincingly, simply by telling them (showing them)
what you have drilled to perfection in this workshop.
Who Is It For?
Anyone who has tried to find work as a film accountant and has found it difficult to break in, regardless of their previous training,
experience or education. If you have a high aptitude with figures, a strong desire, and you have some basic skills in Excel and Word
software, you qualify.
It has also been well utilized by Line Producers who want to strengthen their abilities to manage costs of a larger film production.
Public Accountants who need to audit the books and records of a film or television production have found this very practical grass-roots training invaluable.
EXPERIENCED FILM ACCOUNTANTS ARE RELUCTANT to train new personnel in fundamental procedure, simply because of the time
constraints. This is true for me, as well as for my colleagues. So,how do you get experience if no one will hire you?
A solution is to get “up to speed” in workshops like these, learning the various techniques through DOING IN A CONTROLLED
CHICAGO, IL - Where: Residence Inn, Springhill Suites by Marriott, 410 North Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654 Ph: 866-905-5355.
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CHICAGO, IL - When: Saturday May 6th - 2017: 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sunday May 7th - 2017: 9:30AM to 4:30PM
(Coffee and pastries provided in AM)
About John Gaskin: John Gaskin is a working film production accountant. He is a veteran of 50 film and television productions over 30 years
in 6 different countries. He has worked with such notable directors as Ron Howard, Frank Oz and Walter Salles, as well as a variety of mid- to-low
budget productions. He has acclaim as a lively instructor who has an impressive list of video
and written testimonials. Click here to see more
about John Gaskin, testimonials and benefits of this course.
Day 1 (CPE/CPD 7 Hrs) Introductory Live Workshop: We start by locating the film accounting department within the OrganizationChart,
it's purpose and duties, then we quickly review the Film Budget process, as well as the flowcharts of the 6 Basic Cost Control systems.
Then we jump right into lots of hands-on film accounting practice with minimal theory.
Day 2 (CPE/CPD 7 Hrs) Intermediate Live Workshop: Emphasis is on all of the usual film accounting processing, from datestamping
through to entry to the general ledgers and finally the filing systems, withtons of practice on all nuances of the film accounting processes
and duties. The purpose is to provide the experience necessary to make you into a working assistant accountant.
Senior Level: 6 Prerecorded Training Webinars 6 Recorded Training Sessions: to bring your level of competence
and skill up to a working Line Producer (managing costs and film budgets), a 1st Assistant Accountant or perhaps even a Key Accountant.
For a detailed AGENDA of the 6 recorded training videos each 1.5 hours. Click Here.
Click here to see the workshop FULL AGENDA
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WEEK-END PLUS SENIOR LEVEL (6 PRERECORDED TRAINING WEBINARS)
PRICE INCLUDES 2 DAY WORKSHOP AND FILM 101 SENIOR LEVEL 6 TRAINING VIDEOS $825
(Less 10% Early Bird
Registration Deadline April 21/2017 = $742.50)
(Coffee / pastries - morning)
WORKSHOP FEES INCLUDE: my ebook "Walk The Talk", multiple formated film budgets, +50 practical Accounting & Legal Form Templates, accounting policies, flow charts of film accounting systems, a typical film productiion organization chart, SAG payroll templates, IATSE Low Budget payroll helper template, cashflow templates, hot cost templates, etc.
PLEASE BRING A PC LAPTOP! - NOTE: THE FILM ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE IS DESIGNED FOR PC COMPUTERS. IF YOU HAVE A MAC COMPUTER WE NEED NO LESS THAN ONE WEEK TO SET UP A CITRIX SERVER LINK.