The Circuit Planning page in Film Manager shows the bookings you've planned at each of the sites in your planning groups. From this page you can:
- View a summary of weekly plans for your sites (5 weeks of holdover sheets).
- Filter the grid to show new films, all films, or specific films.
- Access a week's holdover sheet, showtimes, or future plan by hovering over a cell.
Each site displays a list of its Session and Concept attributes:
Session attributes are derived from the attributes of the site's screens
Example: 2D, 3D, and IMAX are indicated by "(Rule)".
Concept attributes are additional features that a site has
Example: CC and OC
The Circuit Planning screen is divided into three main areas:
- The ribbon, used to change settings and launch helper programs.
- The grid, used to book films at sites.
- Dockable panels, which are optional windows that display extra information or that can be used to enter additional detail about a booking.
Circuit Planning grid
The Circuit Planning grid shows the films booked at each site or planning group. The information displayed in the grid depends on the grid's current view.
- Columns show bookings by week, distributor, and film. Each weekly column can be expanded to show more detail about that week's films and distributors.
- Rows show bookings by planning group and site. Each row lists all the films booked in a particular planning group.
The cells of the grid can show summarised or detailed booking information, depending on whether the grid's columns are expanded or collapsed. In its collapsed state, each column lists all the films booked in a particular week for a site or planning group. To focus on individual sites, expand a planning group to see film bookings for each site within the group.
Circuit Planning views
All Weeks: a summary of the film bookings across the circuit for:
- The planning week
- The four weeks prior to the planning week
- The 13 weeks following the planning week
- Opening Weeks: bookings for only the first week of a film's run at each site. The view covers the same period as the All Weeks view.
- Planning Week: details of all booked films across the circuit for the selected planning week. This view is similar to the fully expanded state of the All Weeks view, but is narrowed down to the single week of interest.
Change the view using the toggle in the ribbon.
- In All Weeks and Opening Weeks views, planned films are grouped by week. Expand the column for a week to reveal groupings by distributor. Then, expand the distributor to see individual films. (In the grid's fully expanded state each individual film booked from that distributor for the week appears in a separate column.)
- To see film details in Cinema Planning, right-click in a cell for a particular site and week.
- To quickly show a week's bookings by film, right-click on the week's starting date and choose Expand Week.
Circuit Planning cells
Collapsed cells shows information about the films booked for each a site in a specific week.
- The colour distinguishes films according to the selected Colour Mode.
Example: colour-coded according to distributor
- Bold text indicates that a film is in the first week of its run at a site.
- Underlined text indicates that a film is in the last week of its run at a site.
- Numbers in parentheses ( ) show the number of weeks since the film's Opening Date, as defined in the Film record.
- Numbers in brackets [ ] show how many prints are assigned to the site in the booking. If no number appears, only a single print is assigned.
Tip: Right-click or use the + and - keys on your keyboard to adjust the number of prints. You must delete the booking instead of setting the number of prints to zero.
- A question mark ? indicates that distributor terms are marked as tentative in the booking.
- An asterisk * indicates that distributor terms have been finalised, but cinema terms are marked as tentative in the booking.
Note: Bold, underlined, parenthetical, and bracketed formatting can be changed or turned off in Circuit Planning Options.
Select a single film from a collapsed cell by clicking on the title of the film. Select all films in the cell (in other words, the entire week's bookings) by clicking inside the cell but not directly on a film title.
When the grid is fully expanded, each cell shows all of the above information, in addition to the provisional distribution terms associated with the booking.
Circuit Planning icons
A coloured icon indicates the status of the holdover sheet for that week:
- Grey - Sheet not started (no bookings)
- Orange - Sheet started but not Ready for scheduling
- Green - Sheet complete, Ready for scheduling, and sent to cinema