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Production Accounting 101

Learn the basics and techniques related to film and TV accounting through this self-paced course with access to a live trainer


Entertainment Partners (EP)

Note: This course is written for U.S. audiences.

Who is this course for? Our course information is curated by industry veterans to equip Second Assistants and Production Clerks, entry-level positions. However, there is a benefit for anyone with an interest in production accounting basics or accountants from other industries looking to skill up for the production world. What did our consulting team of Production Accountants say about this course? “I wish someone had done this for me.” Be ready to take in hard-learned lessons and fine details to set you up for success in production finance.

About Production Accounting 101: This introductory class reviews the entertainment industry basics and techniques related to film and television production accounting workflows and functions. The course is self-paced and includes access to a live trainer.

Duration – 5 hours and 44 minutes

Downloadable Content: Be sure to download and print or save the course’s downloadable content for reference.

Covered topics include: 

  • Basic accounting principles
  • Roles and responsibilities in a production accounting office
  • Phases of production
  • Budgeting
  • Preparing a production office
  • What to expect when production begins
  • Payroll
  • Cost tracking and forecasting
  • Insurance and claims
  • Transitioning into post-production
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