movieScope Magazine

The movieScope Magazine London reports about LineProducer in issue 20 (January/February 2011): "A new challenger to the dominance of Movie Magic Budgeting (formerly EP Budgeting) has emerged with LineProducer, a Mac-based production-budgeting application with a slick interface and a competitively priced ownership or rental model. Developed at the internationally renowned film location of Babelsberg, Germany, LineProducer offers a professional-grade desktop application designed to accommodate the currency and budget variations demanded by international co productions. The software is offered in two main formats: LineProducer Budgeting, which is a flexible, easy-to-use template-based application suitable for any type of production budget; and LineProducer Financing, a more in-depth tool for budgeting, film financing and cash-flow management. Price: Begins at €99 per year for LineProducer Budgeting (€299 for outright ownership) and €299 per year for FineProducer Financing (€999 for outright ownership) Requires: An Intel-based Mac with OSX 10.6 or later. (Windows version in development.)"

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Presentation of the only media production software worldwide with integrated project management and financing

Well equipped for the changed film market

LineProducer is the first specialized financing software for film and TV. The developers, located at the film sight Babelsberg, were concerned with creating a tool, which does justice to the requirements of a changed media market. It had to be a cross-border tool, easy to handle and extremely flexible. Most of all, LineProducer promises to facilitate the cooperation in international co-productions. „It is getting more and more important to plan, coordinate and control complex financing scenarios, especially under time pressure.“ says producer Mathias Schwerbrock. For the first time LineProducer offers a holistic approach to all these needs, encompassing project management, budgeting, financing and controlling. The new operating concept helps the user to quickly understand the software and to adapt it to his personal needs. The users of LineProducer are not bound to rigid operating norms, as is the case with alternative software solutions. This makes it possible to handle all types of media and production.

For this interdisciplinary project it was necessary to connect partners from the media industry and IT-engineering, like Technical University Graz, Erich Pommer Institute, HFF-Babelsberg, Nimblo Software Development OG, ITA Media GmbH and independent production companies and line producers. The development of the software, which began in 2007, will officially be complete on May 13th, 2010 at the Cannes Film Market.

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