In order to raise production money, you must first have your script. It should be great. Then you must prepare your budget. The million dollar feature is the most common feature film made every year. It’s usually a 35mm, 3-week shoot, with SAG actors and limited locations. This is not a silly blank budget form that you can get for free online…this is a real budget created by an accomplished line producer. It’s the real thing and it is an essential part of filmmaking to understand how to read it. It is in word format so you can custom it to your film.