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


Author: Gunnar Erickson,Harris Tulchin,Mark Halloran
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 0857124986
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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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.

The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide

A Business and Legal Sourcebook
Author: Gunnar Erickson,Mark Halloran,Harris Tulchin
Publisher: Overlook-Omnibus
ISBN: 9781468314748
Category:
Page: 416
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Everything you need to know to produce and market your independent film, from industry professionals with insider knowledge

The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide

A Business and Legal Sourcebook
Author: J. Gunnar Erickson,Harris Tulchin,Mark E. Halloran
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780825637230
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 464
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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. This all-new second edition has been completed updated.

The Indie Producers Handbook

Creative Producing from A to Z
Author: Myrl A. Schreibman
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0770433510
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 270
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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.

Independent Feature Film Production

A Complete Guide from Concept Through Distribution
Author: Gregory Goodell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312181178
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 483
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Supplies advice on the financing, writing, budgeting, casting, filming, editing, and distribution of a motion picture without the involvement of a major studio

So You Want to Be a Producer


Author: Lawrence Turman
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 030754690X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 288
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Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate, The River Wild, Short Circuit, and American History X, and Endowed Chair of the famed Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, answers these questions and many more. Examining all the nuts and bolts of production, such as raising money and securing permissions, finding a story and developing a script, choosing a director, hiring actors, and marketing your project, So You Want to Be a Producer is a must-have resource packed with insider information and first-hand advice from top Hollywood producers, writers, and directors, offering invaluable help for beginners and professionals alike. Including a comprehensive case study of Turman’s film The Graduate, this complete guide to the movie industry’s most influential movers and shakers brims with useful tips and contains all the information you need to take your project from idea to the big screen. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complete Film Production Handbook


Author: Eve Light Honthaner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136053050
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 496
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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

Clearance & Copyright

Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television
Author: Michael C. Donaldson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781879505988
Category: Law
Page: 507
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Now extensively revised, updated, and expanded, "Clearance and Copyright" is the industry-standard guide to almost every conceivable rights issue that filmmakers, video-makers, and television producers might encounter: from the initial acquisition of material through the rights situations that arise during pre-production, production, post-production and release. Legalese-free, well-written, it's a must-read for all producers, directors, and writers -- whether they make feature films, shorts, documentaries, television programs, music videos, or Internet content -- and those who advise them. Armed with this book, you can protect yourself and your work from disastrous legal actions and save thousands of dollars in attorney fees. You can even learn how to save money by exercising your rights to use certain materials without paying anyone.

Social Media Charm School

A Guide for Filmmakers & Screenwriters
Author: Jessica King,Julie Keck
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483531082
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 34
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Social Media Charm School is not for people waiting for a knight in shining armor to save them. It’s not for posers slipping bribes to the gatekeepers. It’s not for brown nosers, day dreamers, coat tail hanger-oners, wishful thinkers, or those who spend a lot of time sighing at the opportunities flying past them. Social Media Charm School is for people who are making something worth talking about it. It’s for people who want to make their part-time goal their full-time life. It's for people doing something worth telling people about. It’s for people who make great art, sing beautiful songs, shoot great films, or write amazing essays. It’s for anyone who has something to share but no customers to sell to. It’s for people ready to take the bull by the horns. In Social Media Charm School, you’ll learn how to establish a social media presence, how to build an authentic fan base, why doing is always better than hoping, what it takes to build goodwill, and why a little online flirting can go a long way. Also included: find out how to pick the right social media platforms for you, why you shouldn't buy followers, how to prepare for a crowdfunding campaign, and more.

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers
Author: Thomas A. Crowell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136067493
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 469
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* 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!

Producing for Profit

A Practical Guide to Making Independent and Studio Films
Author: Andrew Stevens
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317309618
Category: Art
Page: 348
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In Producing for Profit: A Practical Guide to Making Independent and Studio Films, Andrew Stevens provides real-world examples and his own proven techniques for success that can turn passion into profit. Far more than just theory, the book outlines practical applications that filmmakers of all levels can use to succeed in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Readers will learn how to develop screenplays that are commercial, and how to negotiate, finance, cast, produce, sell, distribute, and market a film that will make a profit. The book contains numerous examples from the author’s own films, including sample budgets, schedules, and a variety of industry-standard contracts. This is the definitive book that every producer must have!

Producer to Producer

A Step-By-Step Guide to Low-Budget Independent Film Producing
Author: Maureen A. Ryan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781615932665
Category: Low-budget films
Page: 350
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This is a comprehensive bible to low-budget film producing for emerging and professional producers. Structured to guide the reader through production meetings, every aspect of the film-production pro-cess is outlined in detail. Invaluable checklists -- which begin 12 weeks before shooting and continue through principal (and secondary) photography and postproduction -- keep the filmmaker on track and on target. Ryan is co-producer of James Marsh's Man on Wire, winner of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary

The Reel Truth

Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know About Making an Independent Film
Author: Reed Martin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429953719
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 544
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Did you know that most of the biggest indie filmmakers, screenwriters, and producers working today each made the same avoidable mistakes early on in their careers? The Reel Truth details the pitfalls, snares, and roadblocks that aspiring filmmakers encounter. Reed Martin interviewed more than one hundred luminaries from the independent film world to discuss the near misses that almost derailed their first and second films and identify the close shaves that could have cut their careers short. Other books may tell you the best way to make your independent film or online short, but no other book describes so candidly how to spot and avoid such issues and obstacles as equipment problems, shooting-day snafus, postproduction myths, theatrical distribution deal breakers, and dozens of other commonly made missteps, including the top fifty mistakes every filmmaker makes. From personal experience and his years as a freelance reporter covering independent film for USA Today and Filmmaker magazine, Martin uncovers the truth about the risks and potential rewards that go with chasing celluloid glory. Whether you're writing a screenplay, looking for financing, about to start shooting, or thinking about investing time and money (or someone else's money) in an independent film, The Reel Truth is a must-read.

The Producer's Business Handbook

The Roadmap for the Balanced Film Producer
Author: John J. Lee, Jr.,Anne Marie Gillen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351686364
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 412
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Gain a comprehensive understanding of the business of entertainment and learn to successfully engage in all aspects of global production with the revised and updated 4th edition of The Producer's Business Handbook. Learn how to cultivate relationships with key industry players including domestic and foreign studios, agencies, attorneys, talent, completion guarantors, banks, and private investors. This edition has been updated to include the latest opportunities presented by changing technology and their impact on the producer’s ability to brand, monetize, finance and globally release content. Also included is new information on audience, earning, distribution and funding opportunities created by the explosive growth of VR, AR, 360 and gaming, as well as the rapid conversion to OTT. Additional features include: Completely updated production financing worksheets – an essential tool for producers; Expanded information for low-budget independent producers, internationally-based producers, producers using government funding, and film school students alike; Coverage of China’s changing entertainment landscape, including their entertainment consumption, their commitment to produce content for the big global territories, and more; New, full-color illustrations and graphics that provide a visual representation of complex topics.

The Movie Business

The Definitive Guide to the Legal and Financial Secrets of Getting Your Movie Made
Author: Kelly Crabb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743264921
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 504
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A straightforward business and legal guide for novice movie producers covers a wide range of topics, including intellectual property laws, financing, and production challenges, in a guide that also provides in-depth coverage of understanding and negotiating a movie contract. 30,000 first printing.

Digital Film-Making


Author: Mike Figgis
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571261353
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 176
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'Now there is no reason to prevent anybody from making a film. The technology exists, the equipment is much cheaper than it was, the post-production facilities are on a laptop computer, the entire equipment to make a film can go in a couple of cases and be carried as hand luggage on a plane.' Mike Figgis In this indispensable guide, leading director Mike Figgis offers the reader a step-by-step tutorial in how to use digital filmmaking technology so as to get the very best from it. He outlines the equipment and its uses, and provides an authoritative guide to the shooting process - from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement. He further dispenses wisdom on the editing process and the use of sound and music, all the while establishing a sound aesthetic basis for the digital format. Offering everything that you could wish to know on the subject, this is a handbook that will become an essential back-pocket reference for the digital film enthusiast - whether your goal is to make no-budget movies, or simply to put your video camera to more use than just holidays and weddings.

Clearance and Copyright

Everything the Independent Filmmaker Needs to Know
Author: Michael C. Donaldson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 398
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This well-written legalese-free guide provides filmmakers with essential advice on almost every conceivable rights issues they might encounter -- from the initial acquisition of material through the situations encountered in pre-production, production, post production, and final release. Armed with this book, filmmakers can protect themselves and their work from disastrous legal actions and save thousands of dollars in legal fees. This is the first book devoted to the clearance and copyright issues that affect the film and video community, is a must read for all filmmakers -- especially producers, directors, and screenwriters -- whether they make features, shorts, documentaries, or music videos.

Film and Video Budgets


Author: Deke Simon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932907100
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 477
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This book tells you how to prepare all kinds of budgets, gives actual samples with detailed explanations and has extra sections on Setting Up a Company, Pre-Production and Money-Saving Ideas.

Intellectual Property and Open Source

A Practical Guide to Protecting Code
Author: Van Lindberg
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449391102
Category: Computers
Page: 386
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"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues from a developer's point of view, including practical advice about situations you're likely to encounter. Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL. This book answers questions such as: How do open source and intellectual property work together? What are the most important intellectual property-related issues when starting a business or open source project? How should you handle copyright, licensing and other issues when accepting a patch from another developer? How can you pursue your own ideas while working for someone else? What parts of a patent should be reviewed to see if it applies to your work? When is your idea a trade secret? How can you reverse engineer a product without getting into trouble? What should you think about when choosing an open source license for your project? Most legal sources are too scattered, too arcane, and too hard to read. Intellectual Property and Open Source is a friendly, easy-to-follow overview of the law that programmers, system administrators, graphic designers, and many others will find essential.

Water Quality Assessments

A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring, Second Edition
Author: Deborah V Chapman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0419215905
Category: Science
Page: 648
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This guidebook, now thoroughly updated and revised in its second edition, gives comprehensive advice on the designing and setting up of monitoring programmes for the purpose of providing valid data for water quality assessments in all types of freshwater bodies. It is clearly and concisely written in order to provide the essential information for all agencies and individuals responsible for the water quality.