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Castifi Adds Film Production Budget Solution Hot Budget to its Growing List of Integrations


Castifi Adds Film Production Budget Solution Hot Budget to its Growing List of Integrations

Castifi, a film production lifecycle management software platform, announced its integration with Hot Budget to expedite payroll time-tracking and expenses into budgets for productions.

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 04, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Castifi, a film tech startup based in Culver City, announced today its integration with popular film production budgeting software Hot Budget. The integration is designed to expedite payroll time-tracking and expenses for cast and crew members, by streamlining the exporting of payroll data. A real-time payroll and budgeting platform, Castifi, allows for a more efficient and expedited process to keep track of critical payroll data in Hot Budget's production costs.

Designed to remove the complexity and time spent on production payroll logs, Castifi is the industry's solution for production budgeting needs regardless of the platform. Crew members can use the Castifi On Set App to manage their crew's time cards, payments, and pay bumps. Through the Castifi Producer App, users can then run their budget in real time with an optimal exporting and importing option to facilitate the needs of tracking costs in Hot Budget.

"The integration between Castifi and Hot Budget has allowed me to focus more time and energy into other areas of the production, while also allowing payroll for cast and crew to be organized efficiently, tracked, and imported into production budgets," said Nathan Vaughan, a freelance commercial producer. "The utilization of Hot Budget has made it so that cast and crew payroll can be processed more efficient and quickly."

Designed to track all costs accrued in a production, Hot Budget is one of the industry leading software programs used as a solution to organize all costs into specific category costs. The tool allows users to input running costs and track overall and grouped costs. With the integration with Castifi, payroll data will be quickly imported into the budgets to track in real time as crew costs are factored in.

"Castifi has provided a proven platform that has dedicated itself to helping producers and productions easily maintain and track their costs effectively by allowing us to import payroll to Hot Budget," says Sean Green, a production manager with Something Massive, located in Hollywood, CA. "Allowing users to use the software with Hot Budget has created an effective platform for producers to quickly process payroll and import costs into logs."

Castifi will showcase its product at The Grill (, produced by the Wrap, on October 1-2, 2018, the event is two days filled with engaging conversation, networking, and industry icons discussing content and technology in the industry. Castifi will showcase its platform, streamlined payroll process, and integration with Hot Budget, along with other services offered. To schedule a meeting with a Castifi rep at The Grill, please contact us sales(at)castifi(dot)com.

About Castifi Inc.
Castifi is a digital platform to find, hire, manage, and pay cast and crew. The current industry standard of casting and managing production staff is a paper-based process of time cards, paperwork, and cutting physical checks for everyone on set. Moving from public accounting to production accounting, CEO/Founder Rumala Sheikhani was inspired to create software tools to improve efficiency and streamline casting and crew management. Castifi was founded in 2015, and now over two hundred and fifty productions later; the company is living the vision of digital cast and crew sourcing, management, and payroll.

For more information about Castifi, visit or follow them on Instagram @castifiapp to see what they're up to.

About Hot Budget
Hot Budget is a production budgeting software developed for budgeting commercials, promos, and music videos. Hot Budget is one of the most popular budgeting tools among productions in the entertainment industry. An integrated running budget can be directly compared to an original budget to identify variances as the project evolves. Actual costs can be logged and compared directly to an original budget and a running budget as real time costs emerge.

For more information about Hot Budget, visit


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