If someone gave you $18,000,000 to make an independent film, would you know how to spend it? How about $133,874 to install an exhibit at MoMA? Are you a Hollywood producer wondering about the going rate for wagon rental? Or a performance artist trying to get your hands on ten gallons of honey? Your answers are all here. From the editors of the Believer magazine comes this compendium of incredibly detailed budget breakdowns for every creative field: film, art, publishing, theater, television, and more.
Budgets included in Creative Accounting are: An album by the Flaming Lips, a performance of Il Trovatore by the San Francisco Opera, Francine Siegel's horror-shoot-cum-food-fight "Fangoria," an animated music video for Menomena, the documentary "Truck Farm," an episode of Mike Judge's King of the Hill, Laura Letinksy's Italy photos, and a record made in a bedroom.