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The Essential Financial Management Toolbox for Film, Screen and Broadcast

Australian Film Television and Radio School via FutureLearn


Become Empowered in Financing Creative Projects

Arm yourself with a deeper understanding of the financial skills required to begin the journey to successfully financing a new project. Learn more about the financing ‘tools’ that drive screen content creation and creative businesses around the globe.

This course is designed for screen media content creators and business operators who want to better understand the financing of projects.

Whether you are a production accountant, a small business operator, a creative business manager or an emerging producer with a slate of prospective projects, this course will provide you with a better understanding of where to start and how to get your creative project financed.

While this course doesn’t require any existing specialist skills or equipment, basic Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and formula skills, or equitable free software alternatives, will give you a head start.


  • Getting Started
    • Meet the educators.
    • Welcome!
    • Let's talk about finance speak...
    • Definitions.
    • The 3 key financial statements.
    • Some reading and resources.
  • 'Show me the money!'
    • Welcome back.
    • Back to the balancing act.
    • Cash flow is King.
    • This week's discussion topic.
  • Exploring business structures and key roles.
    • Welcome to Week 3.
    • The importance of good company.
    • This week's discussion topic.
    • Reflection and next steps.

Taught by

Peter Herbert


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