The Complete Film Production Handbook
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The Complete Film Production Handbook


  • Author : Eve Light Honthaner
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2013-09-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136053054


The Complete Film Production Handbook Book Description :

This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book -- and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out. New topics and information in the fourth edition include: * Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts * Information specific to television production and commercials * The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it * Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations * Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout

The Complete Film Production Handbook
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The Complete Film Production Handbook


  • Author : Eve Light Honthaner
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9780240811505


The Complete Film Production Handbook Book Description :

"[C]omprehensive guide that covers everything from pre-production through wrap and post production and includes chapters on independent and low-budget filmmaking, television, commercials, incentives, effects and new media."- Cover.

The Indie Producers Handbook

The Indie Producers Handbook


  • Author : Myrl A. Schreibman
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • Release Date : 2012-02-08
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780770433512


The Indie Producers Handbook Book Description :

Myrl Schreibman has written a comprehensive and practical, step-by-step guide for organizing and running a film from pre-production through post-production and delivery. This invaluable resource provides fundamental tools to produce a more thorough, more organized, and more professional film production. Packed with engaging and useful anecdotes, Schreibman provides a superlative introduction and overview to all of the key elements in producing for film and television. Useful to film students and filmmakers as a theoretical and practical guide to understanding the filmmaking process, Schreibman fills his manuscript with practical examples from his considerable personal experience in the film industry. Loaded with insider tips to help filmmakers avoid the pitfalls of show business.

The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide  A Business and Legal Sourcebook
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The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide A Business and Legal Sourcebook


  • Author : Gunnar Erickson
  • Publisher : Schirmer Trade Books
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857124982


The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide A Business and Legal Sourcebook Book Description :

In this comprehensive guidebook, three experienced entertainment lawyers tell you everything you need to know to produce and market an independent film from the development process to deal making, financing, setting up the production, hiring directors and actors, securing location rights, acquiring music, calculating profits, digital moving making, distribution, and marketing your movie.

Film Production Management

Film Production Management


  • Author : Bastian Cleve
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136044014


Film Production Management Book Description :

Film Production Management will tell you in step-by-step detail how to produce a screenplay and get it onto the big screen. Whether you are an aspiring or seasoned film professional, this book will be an indispensable resource for you on a day-to-day basis. This updated edition remains true to the practical, hands-on approach that has made previous editions so successful, and has been updated with revised forms, permits, and budgets applicable to all productions; contains important information on standards and typical processes and practices; includes the latest information available on technological advances such as digital FX; and discusses the impact of the Internet on filmmaking. Film production professionals at all levels of experience will benefit from the information in this handbook to film production management.

Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company

Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company


  • Author : Sara Caldwell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781581159561


Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company Book Description :

Firsthand knowledge and advice on every aspect of forming a film production company can be found in this one source. Film production company owners, entertainment attorneys, accountants, and distributors answer the most commonly asked questions on forming and running a successful film production company. They provide proven tips for setting up shop, following a financial plan, working with investors, forming a marketing strategy, getting a film distributed, and more. Real-life anecdotes from a wide range of professionals from the production company trenches are both informing and entertaining.

Indie Film Producing

Indie Film Producing


  • Author : Suzanne Lyons
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9780240817637


Indie Film Producing Book Description :

Provides step-by-step guidance on how to produce an independent film.

Running the Show

Running the Show


  • Author : Liz Gill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-10-11
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429582639


Running the Show Book Description :

Whether it's a crew of two hundred shooting a cast of thousands on horseback, or a crew of twelve filming one person in a room, each and every successful movie production requires a strong First Assistant Director (AD) at its helm. In this new and updated edition, veteran First AD Liz Gill walks you through the entire filmmaking process through the perspective of the First AD, from pre-production, shoot, wrap, and everything in between. This book provides invaluable insight into working as a First Assistant Director, featuring tricks-of-the-trade for breaking down a script, creating a schedule and organizing test shoots, alongside how to use turnaround time, weather cover, split days, overtime and continuous days to balance a challenging schedule and get the most from the cast, crew and the shoot. This new edition has been fully updated and expanded throughout to provide up-to-date coverage on new equipment and software, health and safety considerations and the implications of VFX. This is the essential guide to becoming a successful First Assistant Director, ideal for professional and aspiring AD’s seeking to further their career, students of directing and production looking to gain a better understanding of how this department works and anyone interested in film and TV production. The accompanying eResources provide an expanded selection of sample call sheets, report templates, checklists, and other useful documents.

The Producer s Business Handbook

The Producer s Business Handbook


  • Author : John J. Lee, Jr.
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136050497


The Producer s Business Handbook Book Description :

The Producer's Business Handbook provides a model for making a successful business of independent filmmaking. It will give you a comprehensive understanding of the business of entertainment and supply you with the information and tools you'll need to successfully engage all related aspects of global production and exploitation. The handbook also provides a global orientation to the relationships that the most successful producers have with the various participants in the motion picture industry. This includes how producers direct their relationships with domestic and foreign studios, agencies, attorneys, talent, completion guarantors, banks, and private investors. It provides a thorough orientation to operating production development and single purpose production companies, from solicitation of literary properties through direct rights sales, and the management of global distribution relationships. Also presented is an in-depth discussion of the team roles needed to operate these companies, as well as how to attach and direct them. For those outside of the US, this book also includes information about how to produce successful films without government funding. This edition has been updated to include comprehensive information on the internal greenlighting process, government financing, and determining actual cost-of-money. It includes new simplified project evaluation tools, expediting funding and distribution. Together with its companion CD-ROM, which contains valuable forms and spreadsheets; tutorials; and samples, this handbook presents both instruction and worksheet support to independent producers at all levels of experience.

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers


  • Author : Thomas A. Crowell
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136067495


The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers Book Description :

* How can you use a state's film tax credits to fund your film? SEE PAGE 63. * You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? SEE PAGE 77. * How can you fund your production with product placement? SEE PAGE 157. * How do you get a script to popular Hollywood actors and deal with their agents? SEE PAGE 222. Find quick answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this new edition of The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers. This no-nonsense reference provides fast answers in plain English-no law degree required! Arm yourself with the practical advice of author Thomas Crowell, a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer. This new edition features: * New sections on product placement, film tax credits and production incentive financing, Letters of Intent, and DIY distribution (four-walling, YouTube, Download-to-own, Amazon.com, iTunes, and Netflix) * Updated case law * Even more charts and graphics to help you find the information you need even more quickly. This book is the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney on retainer!