Where can you find a sample TV-movie budget?
You can find hundreds of budgets ranging from no-cost DIY films on up to mufti-million dollar Hollywood extravaganzas in the files on ReelGrok. At https://reelgrok.com, ReelGrok's latest Featured Member discusses his latest film, "Career Courier," and posts the complete production budget for this very low cost documentary.
No other online resource offers as many professionally made, working budgets.
Avoid "instant" budget-making services. They only provide a false (and temporary) sense of security. Filmmakers (and their investors) need more accurate budgets. Samples and guides from ReelGrok are great for background reference, but a veteran line producer should make your budget.
What will happen if the sample you have drawn from the population does not represent the population?
The actual are retrospective - they have occurred and have to entered in a budget document against what was budgeted so that you have the budget then actual and then you will find the difference plus or minus against budget. The date for actual comes from what has happened i.e. in a wage budget you will plan what you spent, after that period (month of the year) you will have the actual cost of the…