Melbourne Cup in not a National Holiday

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Just a reminder that the Melbourne Cup is not a National Holiday in Australia. It is a Holiday for Melbourne (and some parts of Victoria I believe). Other Victorian regions get their own “cup day” holiday.

However much of Australia has a long lunch, or even a party to watch the race. So there goes an afternoon of work in most places.

NSW-based filming is normally not affected by the Melbourne Cup.

Personally I’m Nup to the Cup guy. I don’t attend counter-programming as I think a boycott needs to not recognise the actual bloody event. I also don’t begrudge someone else’s decision to enjoy the event.

November 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Call Sheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for November 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-11-0103:2403:5704:2904:5511:3918:2218:4919:2119:54
2019-11-0203:2303:5604:2804:5411:3918:2318:5019:2219:55
2019-11-0303:2103:5504:2704:5311:3918:2418:5119:2319:56
2019-11-0403:2003:5404:2604:5211:3918:2518:5219:2419:57
2019-11-0503:1903:5304:2504:5211:3918:2618:5319:2519:59
2019-11-0603:1803:5204:2404:5111:3918:2718:5419:2620:00
2019-11-0703:1703:5104:2304:5011:3918:2818:5519:2720:01
2019-11-0803:1503:5004:2204:4911:3918:2918:5619:2820:03
2019-11-0903:1403:4904:2104:4811:3918:3018:5719:2920:04
2019-11-1003:1303:4804:2004:4711:3918:3118:5819:3120:05
2019-11-1103:1203:4704:2004:4711:3918:3218:5919:3220:06
2019-11-1203:1103:4604:1904:4611:3918:3319:0019:3320:08
2019-11-1303:1003:4504:1804:4511:3918:3419:0119:3420:09
2019-11-1403:0903:4404:1704:4511:4018:3519:0219:3520:10
2019-11-1503:0803:4304:1604:4411:4018:3619:0319:3620:12
2019-11-1603:0703:4204:1604:4311:4018:3719:0419:3720:13
2019-11-1703:0603:4204:1504:4311:4018:3819:0519:3920:14
2019-11-1803:0503:4104:1404:4211:4018:3819:0619:4020:15
2019-11-1903:0403:4004:1404:4211:4118:3919:0719:4120:17
2019-11-2003:0303:4004:1304:4111:4118:4019:0819:4220:18
2019-11-2103:0303:3904:1304:4111:4118:4119:0919:4320:19
2019-11-2203:0203:3804:1204:4011:4118:4219:1019:4420:21
2019-11-2303:0103:3804:1204:4011:4118:4319:1119:4520:22
2019-11-2403:0003:3704:1104:3911:4218:4419:1219:4620:23
2019-11-2503:0003:3704:1104:3911:4218:4519:1319:4820:24
2019-11-2602:5903:3604:1004:3911:4218:4619:1419:4920:26
2019-11-2702:5803:3604:1004:3811:4318:4719:1519:5020:27
2019-11-2802:5803:3504:1004:3811:4318:4819:1619:5120:28
2019-11-2902:5703:3504:0904:3811:4318:4919:1719:5220:29
2019-11-3002:5703:3404:0904:3811:4418:5019:1819:5320:31

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

Planning ahead? Here is 2019:

Update: While I work out how to make this easily available, here’s a CSV file of Sydney Dawn, Sunrise, Transit, Sunset & Dusk time data for 2019. That’s all of 2019 and a bonus for January 2020.

October 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Call Sheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for October 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT = Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT= Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT= Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit = Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-10-0104:0904:3905:0805:3311:4517:5718:2218:5219:21
2019-10-0204:0704:3705:0705:3211:4517:5818:2318:5219:22
2019-10-0304:0604:3605:0505:3011:4517:5918:2418:5319:23
2019-10-0404:0404:3405:0405:2911:4417:5918:2518:5419:24
2019-10-0504:0304:3305:0205:2811:4418:0018:2518:5519:25
2019-10-0604:0104:3105:0105:2611:4418:0118:2618:5619:26
2019-10-0704:0004:3005:0005:2511:4318:0218:2718:5719:27
2019-10-0803:5804:2904:5805:2411:4318:0218:2818:5719:28
2019-10-0903:5704:2704:5705:2211:4318:0318:2818:5819:29
2019-10-1003:5504:2604:5605:2111:4218:0418:2918:5919:30
2019-10-1103:5404:2404:5405:2011:4218:0518:3019:0019:31
2019-10-1203:5204:2304:5305:1811:4218:0618:3119:0119:32
2019-10-1303:5104:2204:5205:1711:4218:0618:3219:0219:33
2019-10-1403:4904:2004:5005:1611:4118:0718:3319:0319:34
2019-10-1503:4804:1904:4905:1411:4118:0818:3319:0419:35
2019-10-1603:4604:1704:4805:1311:4118:0918:3419:0419:36
2019-10-1703:4504:1604:4605:1211:4118:1018:3519:0519:37
2019-10-1803:4304:1504:4505:1111:4118:1018:3619:0619:38
2019-10-1903:4204:1304:4405:1011:4018:1118:3719:0719:39
2019-10-2003:4104:1204:4305:0811:4018:1218:3819:0819:40
2019-10-2103:3904:1104:4105:0711:4018:1318:3919:0919:41
2019-10-2203:3804:0904:4005:0611:4018:1418:4019:1019:42
2019-10-2303:3604:0804:3905:0511:4018:1518:4019:1119:43
2019-10-2403:3504:0704:3805:0411:4018:1518:4119:1219:44
2019-10-2503:3304:0604:3705:0311:3918:1618:4219:1319:45
2019-10-2603:3204:0404:3505:0211:3918:1718:4319:1419:47
2019-10-2703:3104:0304:3405:0011:3918:1818:4419:1519:48
2019-10-2803:2904:0204:3304:5911:3918:1918:4519:1619:49
2019-10-2903:2804:0104:3204:5811:3918:2018:4619:1719:50
2019-10-3003:2704:0004:3104:5711:3918:2118:4719:1819:51
2019-10-3103:2503:5804:3004:5611:3918:2218:4819:2019:53

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

September 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Call Sheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for September 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT = Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT= Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT= Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit = Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-09-0104:5105:2005:4906:1411:5517:3718:0218:3119:00
2019-09-0204:5005:1905:4806:1311:5517:3718:0218:3119:00
2019-09-0304:4905:1805:4706:1211:5517:3818:0318:3219:01
2019-09-0404:4705:1605:4506:1011:5417:3918:0418:3319:02
2019-09-0504:4605:1505:4406:0911:5417:3918:0418:3319:02
2019-09-0604:4505:1405:4306:0811:5417:4018:0518:3419:03
2019-09-0704:4305:1205:4106:0611:5317:4118:0618:3519:04
2019-09-0804:4205:1105:4006:0511:5317:4118:0618:3519:04
2019-09-0904:4105:1005:3906:0411:5317:4218:0718:3619:05
2019-09-1004:3905:0805:3706:0211:5217:4318:0818:3719:06
2019-09-1104:3805:0705:3606:0111:5217:4318:0818:3719:06
2019-09-1204:3705:0605:3405:5911:5217:4418:0918:3819:07
2019-09-1304:3505:0405:3305:5811:5117:4518:1018:3919:08
2019-09-1404:3405:0305:3205:5711:5117:4518:1018:3919:08
2019-09-1504:3205:0105:3005:5511:5117:4618:1118:4019:09
2019-09-1604:3105:0005:2905:5411:5017:4718:1218:4119:10
2019-09-1704:2904:5905:2805:5211:5017:4818:1218:4119:11
2019-09-1804:2804:5705:2605:5111:5017:4818:1318:4219:11
2019-09-1904:2704:5605:2505:5011:4917:4918:1418:4319:12
2019-09-2004:2504:5405:2305:4811:4917:5018:1418:4319:13
2019-09-2104:2404:5305:2205:4711:4917:5018:1518:4419:13
2019-09-2204:2204:5205:2105:4511:4817:5118:1618:4519:14
2019-09-2304:2104:5005:1905:4411:4817:5218:1718:4619:15
2019-09-2404:1904:4905:1805:4311:4817:5218:1718:4619:16
2019-09-2504:1804:4705:1605:4111:4717:5318:1818:4719:17
2019-09-2604:1604:4605:1505:4011:4717:5418:1918:4819:17
2019-09-2704:1504:4405:1405:3911:4617:5418:1918:4919:18
2019-09-2804:1304:4305:1205:3711:4617:5518:2018:4919:19
2019-09-2904:1204:4105:1105:3611:4617:5618:2118:5019:20
2019-09-3004:1004:4005:0905:3411:4517:5718:2218:5119:21

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

August 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Callsheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for August 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-08-0105:2205:5206:2206:4812:0217:1517:4218:1218:41
2019-08-0205:2105:5106:2106:4712:0217:1617:4218:1218:42
2019-08-0305:2105:5006:2006:4612:0117:1717:4318:1318:42
2019-08-0405:2005:4906:1906:4612:0117:1717:4418:1318:43
2019-08-0505:1905:4906:1806:4512:0117:1817:4418:1418:44
2019-08-0605:1805:4806:1806:4412:0117:1917:4518:1518:44
2019-08-0705:1805:4706:1706:4312:0117:1917:4618:1518:45
2019-08-0805:1705:4606:1606:4212:0117:2017:4618:1618:45
2019-08-0905:1605:4506:1506:4112:0117:2117:4718:1718:46
2019-08-1005:1505:4406:1406:4012:0117:2217:4718:1718:46
2019-08-1105:1405:4306:1306:3912:0117:2217:4818:1818:47
2019-08-1205:1305:4206:1206:3812:0017:2317:4918:1818:48
2019-08-1305:1205:4106:1106:3712:0017:2417:4918:1918:48
2019-08-1405:1105:4006:1006:3612:0017:2417:5018:2018:49
2019-08-1505:1005:3906:0906:3512:0017:2517:5118:2018:49
2019-08-1605:0905:3806:0806:3412:0017:2617:5118:2118:50
2019-08-1705:0805:3706:0706:3211:5917:2617:5218:2118:51
2019-08-1805:0705:3606:0606:3111:5917:2717:5318:2218:51
2019-08-1905:0605:3506:0506:3011:5917:2817:5318:2318:52
2019-08-2005:0505:3406:0406:2911:5917:2817:5418:2318:52
2019-08-2105:0405:3306:0206:2811:5917:2917:5518:2418:53
2019-08-2205:0305:3206:0106:2711:5817:3017:5518:2518:54
2019-08-2305:0205:3106:0006:2611:5817:3117:5618:2518:54
2019-08-2405:0105:3005:5906:2411:5817:3117:5718:2618:55
2019-08-2505:0005:2905:5806:2311:5817:3217:5718:2618:55
2019-08-2604:5805:2705:5706:2211:5717:3317:5818:2718:56
2019-08-2704:5705:2605:5506:2111:5717:3317:5918:2818:57
2019-08-2804:5605:2505:5406:1911:5717:3417:5918:2818:57
2019-08-2904:5505:2405:5306:1811:5617:3518:0018:2918:58
2019-08-3004:5405:2305:5206:1711:5617:3518:0118:3018:58
2019-08-3104:5205:2105:5006:1611:5617:3618:0118:3018:59

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

Industrial Awards and Agreements in NSW

Industrial Awards and Agreements cover motion picture production in NSW and Australia. They include

  • Actor’s Feature Film Collective Agreement (AFFCA) 2012
  • Motion Picture Production Agreement (MPPA) 2010
  • Broadcasting, Recorded Entertainment and Cinemas Award 2010 *
  • 2018 In-Principle Offshore Agreement **

Motion picture production covers not only film, television and television commercial production, but also web streaming shows, and even “indie” features.

Deferral contracts are illegal under NSW and Australian Employment law. If you are employed to work on a motion picture, in all likelihood you are an employee. Employees in Australia must be paid. Any producer who tries to contract out of employment law is making themselves liable for claims down the road.

There may be a legal way to make a feature film without employing the cast and crew but I’m not going to publicly speculate about it here. Get in touch if you have an absolutely brilliant idea that can only be made this way and we’ll discuss it.

* I have never met a professional crew-member who works under the BRE.

** In-principle agreement between MEAA and the six major studios (Paramount, Sony, Fox, Universal, Disney and Warner Bros). NB: Disney now owns Fox.

July 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Callsheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for July 2019 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT = Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT= Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT= Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit = Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-07-0105:3206:0206:3307:0111:5916:5717:2517:5618:26
2019-07-0205:3206:0206:3307:0111:5916:5717:2517:5618:26
2019-07-0305:3206:0206:3307:0111:5916:5817:2517:5618:27
2019-07-0405:3206:0206:3307:0112:0016:5817:2617:5718:27
2019-07-0505:3206:0206:3307:0112:0016:5917:2617:5718:28
2019-07-0605:3206:0206:3307:0112:0016:5917:2717:5818:28
2019-07-0705:3206:0206:3307:0112:0017:0017:2717:5818:28
2019-07-0805:3206:0206:3307:0012:0017:0017:2817:5918:29
2019-07-0905:3106:0206:3307:0012:0017:0117:2817:5918:29
2019-07-1005:3106:0206:3207:0012:0117:0117:2918:0018:30
2019-07-1105:3106:0106:3207:0012:0117:0217:2918:0018:30
2019-07-1205:3106:0106:3206:5912:0117:0217:3018:0018:31
2019-07-1305:3106:0106:3206:5912:0117:0317:3018:0118:31
2019-07-1405:3006:0106:3106:5912:0117:0317:3118:0118:32
2019-07-1505:3006:0006:3106:5812:0117:0417:3118:0218:32
2019-07-1605:3006:0006:3106:5812:0117:0517:3218:0318:33
2019-07-1705:3006:0006:3006:5712:0117:0517:3218:0318:33
2019-07-1805:2905:5906:3006:5712:0117:0617:3318:0418:34
2019-07-1905:2905:5906:2906:5712:0217:0617:3418:0418:34
2019-07-2005:2805:5806:2906:5612:0217:0717:3418:0518:35
2019-07-2105:2805:5806:2906:5512:0217:0817:3518:0518:35
2019-07-2205:2805:5806:2806:5512:0217:0817:3518:0618:36
2019-07-2305:2705:5706:2706:5412:0217:0917:3618:0618:36
2019-07-2405:2705:5706:2706:5412:0217:1017:3718:0718:37
2019-07-2505:2605:5606:2606:5312:0217:1017:3718:0818:37
2019-07-2605:2605:5506:2606:5212:0217:1117:3818:0818:38
2019-07-2705:2505:5506:2506:5212:0217:1217:3818:0918:38
2019-07-2805:2505:5406:2406:5112:0217:1217:3918:0918:39
2019-07-2905:2405:5406:2406:5012:0217:1317:4018:1018:40
2019-07-3005:2305:5306:2306:5012:0217:1417:4018:1018:40
2019-07-3105:2305:5206:2206:4912:0217:1517:4118:1118:41

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

June 2019 Sydney Sunrise & Sunset Times for Callsheets

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times.

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for June 2019.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT = Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT= Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT= Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit = Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2019-06-0105:2305:5306:2406:5111:5316:5517:2217:5318:23
2019-06-0205:2405:5406:2506:5211:5316:5417:2217:5318:23
2019-06-0305:2405:5406:2506:5311:5316:5417:2117:5218:23
2019-06-0405:2405:5506:2606:5311:5316:5417:2117:5218:22
2019-06-0505:2505:5506:2606:5411:5416:5417:2117:5218:22
2019-06-0605:2505:5606:2706:5411:5416:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-0705:2605:5606:2706:5511:5416:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-0805:2605:5706:2806:5511:5416:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-0905:2705:5706:2806:5611:5416:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1005:2705:5706:2906:5611:5516:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1105:2705:5806:2906:5711:5516:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1205:2805:5806:2906:5711:5516:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1305:2805:5906:3006:5711:5516:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1405:2905:5906:3006:5811:5516:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1505:2905:5906:3106:5811:5616:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1605:2906:0006:3106:5911:5616:5317:2117:5218:22
2019-06-1705:2906:0006:3106:5911:5616:5317:2117:5218:23
2019-06-1805:3006:0006:3106:5911:5616:5317:2117:5218:23
2019-06-1905:3006:0106:3206:5911:5616:5317:2117:5218:23
2019-06-2005:3006:0106:3207:0011:5716:5417:2117:5318:23
2019-06-2105:3106:0106:3207:0011:5716:5417:2217:5318:23
2019-06-2205:3106:0106:3207:0011:5716:5417:2217:5318:23
2019-06-2305:3106:0106:3307:0011:5716:5417:2217:5318:24
2019-06-2405:3106:0206:3307:0111:5816:5517:2217:5318:24
2019-06-2505:3106:0206:3307:0111:5816:5517:2217:5418:24
2019-06-2605:3106:0206:3307:0111:5816:5517:2317:5418:24
2019-06-2705:3206:0206:3307:0111:5816:5517:2317:5418:25
2019-06-2805:3206:0206:3307:0111:5816:5617:2317:5518:25
2019-06-2905:3206:0206:3307:0111:5916:5617:2417:5518:25
2019-06-3005:3206:0206:3307:0111:5916:5617:2417:5518:26

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Screen Australia A-Z Budget templates

Screen Australia A-Z Feature Budget

Screen Australia provides a standard spreadsheet template for all their funding applications. This is known as the A-Z Budget and is a long-standing standard in Australian Film & TV production. It is an essential tool if you are going to apply for the Producer Offset. The current A-Z Feature Budget is version 7.7.

Once there is more than one bookkeeper or payroll master the accounts must be kept in a proper system. If you want to import that A-Z Budget chart of accounts into any professional accounts system you are in for hours or days of manual manipulation and pain.

I’ve gone through this too many times so I’ve made a csv file that has account codes and budget categories to match v7.7. This should allow you to easily set up an A-Z Budget chart of accounts in MYOB, Xero, QuickBooks and other accounting packages. Just ask in the comments and I’ll email it to you, remember to tell me what accounting package you are setting up.

There is a version of the A-Z Budget in Movie Magic Budgeting 7 but it is hopelessly broken and out of date. I have created a working file for MM Budgeting 7 for my clients.

Specific criticisms of theA-Z Budget Spreadsheet follow. Scroll down to the comments if you want to skip the painful details.

The A-Z Budget spreadsheet has a terrible User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX). That is not the end of the world as once you get used to it you can navigate around the ugly beast. Did I mention the Budget tab defaults to 1558 lines before dealing with 14 separate detail tabs?

This spreadsheet has grown over the years with many owners and target uses. Therefore it is absolutely Byzantine in structure and layout. Budget categories are coded A to Z (hence the name) with some having logical structure e.g. C.1-C.24 under C. PRODUCTION UNIT FEES & SALARIES.

 

But C.16 VISUAL EFFECTS & ANIMATION does not have the word “Crew” that most of the departments have. That’s the sort of sloppiness that creeps into legacy systems when they get updated. When the A-Z Budget was developed there was no Visual Effects Crew only practical special effects.

Worse is U IMAGE POST-PRODUCTION whose subcategories go from a. to n. with no reference to the U parent, it just suddenly jumps from U on row 1285 to a. on row 1289 all the way to n. on row 1375. It’s easy to get lost. The same thing happens again at V SOUND – POST PRODUCTION, suddenly we have a. to e. disconnected from the parent account.

How about Above-The-Line E(a) PRINCIPAL CAST with subcategories E(a)1 OFFSHORE CAST – Non-resident and E(a)2 AUSTRALIAN CAST – Australian residents. At least you know there is an E category with subcategory (a) and then 2 sub-subcategories.

Below-The-Line we start with C. and D. before returning to E(b) CAST & CASTING made up of subcategories E(b)1 CASTING FEES & EXPENSES to E(b)6 EXTRAS. Why is it E(b)1 when elsewhere it is C.1 or F.2 or U.2 or L. or R. or n. or any other arbitrary format structure?

This is why you can’t just import the unmodified A-Z Budget. Not rational accounting system understands the accounting levels Screen Australia has created for us.

There’s a whole different post coming on accounting for QAPE (Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure) which you require if you will apply for the Producer Offset.