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Academy Course: Production Accounting 101

Embark on your journey into production finance for the entertainment industry with this foundational course. Learn accounting basics, workflows, and techniques specific to film and television production. You will benefit from the hard learned lessons and finer details shared by industry veterans.  

Whether you’re a Second Assistant, a Production Clerk, in an entry-level position, or from a different industry entirely, this course will set you up for success. 

Covered topics include: 

  • Basic accounting principles
  • Roles and responsibilities in a production accounting office
  • Phases of production
  • Budgeting
  • Preparing a production office
  • What to expect when production begins
  • Payroll
  • Cost tracking and forecasting
  • Insurance and claims
  • Transitioning into post-production


Course Duration: 5 Hours and 44 Minutes

Work at your own pace. Reference materials available for download. 

Note: This course is written for U.S. audiences. 

Prerequisite: Production Accounting 101

"If you want to break into [the] industry, you should take EP Production Accounting 101. I was placed with an HBO show two weeks after I finished the class and I have been working in the industry since then. Currently I’m working as a 2nd Assistant on my third show."

Helian V. | Class of 2019

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