Mohammed Abdul Jawad

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The Essential Financial Management Toolbox for Film, Screen and Broadcast

The Essential Financial Management Toolbox for Film, Screen and Broadcast

FREE ONLINE COURSE (with a PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible)


  • Duration: 3 weeks

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Discover how managing finances dictates your creative business world. Learn key tools needed for successfully financed projects.


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.


What topics will you cover?

FINANCE SPEAK

  • Core accounting principles and the language of financing creative projects.

  • 3 key financial statements that all investors live by.


HOW DOES MONEY FLOW AROUND A COMPANY?

  • ‘The Balancing Act’ of balance sheets.

  • Why ‘Cash Flow is King’ and the realm of profit and loss statements.

  • ‘Long Live the King’. If you make a profit what can you do with it?

  • What are all these taxes?


WHAT IS A COMPANY?

  • Business structures and setting up your own creative endeavour.

  • Director, shareholder, board, auditors… what do all these people do?

  • Working with capital, liabilities and debt.


Get out your toolbox and start analyzing!


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the basic financial skills relating to the establishment and ongoing maintenance of a company.
  • Discuss the basic financial structures supporting an existing company.
  • Identify key financial drivers in companies.
  • Investigate basic financial spreadsheets.
  • Discuss the financial reasoning behind a business proposal or business plan.
  • Improve your financial analysis of your own creative proposals.

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Who is the course for?

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.


What software or tools do you need?

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.


Who will you learn with?

Peter Herbert

I am a highly experienced professional screen practitioner, encompassing roles as Producer, Writer and Media Consultant, working across film, television and corporate.




Gerard Reed

Dr Gerard Reed is a Senior Lecturer in Screen Business at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and has experience in economic development and entrepreneurial innovation.




Who developed the course?
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS): Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is Australia’s premier screen arts and broadcast school, offering top online courses on FutureLearn.

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What's included?

Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible

Source: FutureLearn 

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