• April 2018

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    6   7   8   9   1011121
    131415161718192
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    • 6th - Start of 2018-2019 tax year
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 2nd - Easter Monday (E,W,NI)
  • May 2018

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    111213141516176
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    • 7th - May Bank Holiday (E,W,NI,S)
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 28th - Spring Bank Holiday (E,W,NI,S)
    • 31st - Employee P60s due
  • June 2018

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    8   9   101112131410
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    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
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  • July 2018

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    • 6th - Forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D due
    • 6th - Form 42 Due
    • 12th - Battle of the Boyne - Bank Holiday (NI)
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 19th - Payment of 2017/18 Class 1A NIC due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 31st - Payment of 2017/18 Class 2 NIC due
  • August 2018

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    1011121314151619
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    • 6th - Summer Bank Holiday (S)
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
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    • 27th - Summer Bank Holiday (E,W,NI)
  • September 2018

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    1415161718192024
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    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
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    5   6   7   8   9   101127
    1213141516171828
    1920212223242529
    262728293031-30
    • 5th - Personal Income Tax Statement
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 31st - Paper Self Assessment Tax Return Deadline
  • November 2018

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    ------1   30
    2   3   4   5   6   7   8   31
    9   10111213141532
    1617181920212233
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    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 30th - St. Andrew's Day (S)
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    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
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    • 25th - Christmas Day
    • 26th - Boxing Day
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    • 1st - New Year's Day
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 31st - Online Self Assessment Tax Return Due
  • February 2019

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    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   44
    8   9   101112131445
    1516171819202146
    2223242526272847
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
  • March 2019

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    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   48
    8   9   101112131449
    1516171819202150
    2223242526272851
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    • 17th - St. Patrick's Day (NI)
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
UK Tax Week

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Sargent-Disc's top tips: budgeting and scheduling

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Summary

At Sargent-Disc, we thought it would be useful to provide you with some top tips for when you are putting together your schedule and budget. The tips are based on the years of collaborative experience of budgeting and scheduling that exists within the company.

Sargent-Disc top tips: Budgeting and Scheduling

Scheduling

Below are some useful tips for when you are putting together your schedule:

 

  • Always check the set and location availability with the production designer or location manager before you start to put your schedule together.

 

  • For feature films, schedule to actors. For TV, schedule to sets/locations.

 

  • Try to schedule night shoots to finish on a Friday to give your crew a weekend off.

 

  •  Try to finish your schedule on location to enable sets to be struck and avoiding unnecessary stage rental costs.

 

  •  Never start a schedule with a love scene - your actors won't thank you for it!!

 

  • Link elements together on Movie Magic Scheduling. If a certain cast member always appears on screen with a dog, link them together, so that whenever the cast member is inserted into the schedule, so is the dog.

 

 

Budgeting

Below are some useful tips for when you are putting together your budget:

 

  • Read the script before you start the budget, even if you have a broken down schedule. A 'village in flames', for example, can be created using different VFX or SFX techniques.

 

  •  Contingency should be part of your cash flow, not part of the budget. If you put it in the budget it will get spent.

 

  • Make sure you have enough in the budget for the wrap party, or no-one will thank you.

 

  • Remember to use the 'globals' in Movie Magic Budgeting. If you have a schedule telling you how many weeks prep, shoot and post, then put them straight into the globals. It will save you a lot of time when the schedule changes.

 

  • Don't forget to import from Movie Magic Scheduling into Budgeting. The list of characters, numbers of action vehicles etc can all be imported straight in.

 

  • Use an accountant who knows about tax rules, fringes, national insurance costs etc. It's an expensive mistake if you get it wrong.

 

  • For low budget and very low budget films, different agreements may be used for performers. Get your film qualified as such by a production accountant member of the Production Guild.

 

  • The budget is the financial interpretation of the schedule, but unlike the schedule it is usually cast in stone.


Sargent-Disc offers regular introductory and advanced training in Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling with industry professionals. We also offer bespoke training should you prefer.


Email us for more information or find out more details about the courses and dates.

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Sille Sterll Jaworski said:

07 August 2011
"Great that tips and ideas can be shared, but personally I would like for them to go a bit further beyond: read the script before starting a budget. Hoping for the advanced version before long. Thanx."