Showbiz Budgeting

Film budgets and AICP commercial bidding software in one easy package

Showbiz Budgeting 9


The most versatile film budgeting software on the market, Showbiz Budgeting allows you to actualize your film budget at the detail level, and display your actuals in column format alongside the original. Also use pre-formulated EFC and Variance columns, and customize your own columns to display as many budget views as you want, side-by-side. Production budgets and templates for everything from feature films to scripted TV to web series to commercials… including AICP form templates.

Order additional installs and SAVE! Base price of $399 is for two computer installs. Add additional installs before adding to your cart, and save big.

NOTE TO UPGRADERS: If you have a licensed install of Showbiz Budgeting 8, do not purchase a new copy of Budgeting 9 here. You are entitled to an upgrade of your current install(s) at a reduced price. Simply scroll down and click Upgrade Your Version 8 in the right sidebar, and once downloaded, enter your original Version 8 Proof of Purchase in the pop-up window and follow the prompts. Your Budgeting 8 license will remain active.
If you need to download a legacy Version 8 file, please click here.

Instructors: We can provide Budgeting for your students to use for one semester, and may be able to arrange a training for your class.
Call Steve Bizenov at 917 305 8309 to see if your academic program is eligible.

For expedited assistance, call Showbiz Support at 310 440 9673 or ecommerce assistance at 310 471 9369.


The most flexible film budgeting software for features, TV, commercials and web projects.

Showbiz Budgeting allows production accountants, production managers and independent producers to create all types of budgets for feature film, TV, commercial, music video, web series and corporate video projects. But it’s not just a simple film budgeting program. Unlike other production budgeting products on the market, this one actualizes, so you can see exactly what you’ve spent and how it affects your overall commercial, TV or film budget.

Built-in tools allow you to track purchase orders, petty cash envelopes, payroll and more elements that impact your film budget. When production is complete, Showbiz Budgeting stays with you, delivering the production reports you need to make your wrap package look sharp. This is the first and last film budgeting program you’ll ever need.

Includes the most versatile set of budget templates ANYWHERE: Dozens of studio feature film and TV budget formats including Universal, Sony, Paramount, and more. Plus AICP and AICE forms for commercials, indie feature film budget templates, reality TV, corporate video, live event, documentary, live theater and even still photography budgets.

What’s New & Improved in Version 9 of this film budgeting software:


  • (Mac) Support for Retina displays added.
  • Detail ‘Attachments’ feature added. Multiple images may be attached to each item.
  • ‘Pay ID’ field added to detail items.
  • (Mac) Automatic spell-check now available in most edit fields.
  • Line/account pulldowns can now search and filter – makes finding accounts in your film budget much faster.
  • Automatic line/account renumbering feature added.
  • Summary Row color can now be customized on a row-by-row basis.
  • Detail window has a new ‘OT Translator’ pane.
  • Detail Report ‘Subgroup Columns’ allow creation of Tax Incentive reports for your film or commercial project.
  • New Import option for “Showbiz PO Log” application.
  • New Export option for export to QuickBooks Online and Desktop.
  • Individual line/accounts can now be ‘tagged’ in chosen colors.
  • Purchase Order: Email, Contact and Status fields added. Status – can be marked Open, Paid etc.
  • Handy Search fields added to Detail Browser and Vendor Database.
  • Fringe settings may now be copied and pasted between budgets.
  • Existing PO Numbers are now editable.


  • Budget can now be printed in either Feature / TV or Commercial styles to cover any project.
  • Familiar ‘movie-style’ keyboard shortcuts added.
  • ‘Chart of Accounts’ printout option added.
  • Fringe amounts can now be posted by Account, Category, Level, or Budget.
  • ‘On Conflict’ setting added to Subgroup editor.
  • Fringe ‘Ranges’ feature added. This feature works in conjunction with Fringe Cutoff parameter. Ranges may be ‘named’ if desired for spanning accounts and phases.

…and hundreds of other improvements to make your film budgeting 

Note: Please download the “How To Install” file to assist you with installation and using our new activation system.

Note: Showbiz Budgeting is compatible with MAC OSX 10.7 or higher and Windows 7 (64-bit only) and higher.

Fringes, Globals, Sub-groups

These time-saving film budgeting tools are made simple with Showbiz Budgeting. Just point and click to make lightning-fast adjustments to your entire commercial or film budget on the fly.


Allows a budget to be split up into distinct segments for different budget scenarios. You can have multi-city or multi-country budget comparisons for your film or TV show. Great for incentives.


Each film budget contains actuals as well as estimates, making it easy to see how your final costs compare to your original estimates.

Purchase Order System

Keep track of your production POs during and after filming with the Purchase Order System. As actual production cost items are entered, Showbiz Budgeting tallies the charges against each PO, which can be printed or emailed to your vendor throughout the course of making your film, or throughout the year for commercials.

Petty Cash System

The Petty Cash system helps you keep track of petty cash envelopes and all PC expenses during production. You can record cash transfers to and from the bank, or between envelopes. Running subtotals for each line number are always visible, and PC expenses are instantly plugged into the actual.

Detail Items

You can enter unlimited individual production cost items from your film on each line. Detail can be entered for the estimated side or actual side. Actual details record whether the charge is a check, credit card, invoice, timecard or petty cash.


All reports can easily be made into a PDF. In addition to printing your film’s Budget Summary, Accounts and Details, Showbiz Budgeting can print detailed reports including: Production Cost Reports and Calendars, Petty Cash Reports, Petty Cash Envelopes, Purchase Order Logs and more.


You can import film budgets from Movie Magic Budgeting, as well as actuals from Point Zero and Powerbid. Also import a payroll file, or import your film and TV timecard files directly from Showbiz Timecards.

Operating system:
Requires an Intel Mac running OSX 10.7 or higher, or PC running Windows 7 (64-bit only) or higher.