Indie Film Producing

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

Author: Suzanne Lyons

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240817637

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 243

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

Independent Film Producing

Raising funds to do your dream project, producing award-winning films with a low budget, putting name actors on your indie film-it's all doable, and this book guides you through the entire process of being a successful producer with bonus ...

Author: Suzanne Lyons

Publisher:

ISBN: 024081763X

Category: Independent films

Page: 256

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Indie Film Producing explains the simple, basic, clear cut role of the independent film producer. Raising funds to do your dream project, producing award-winning films with a low budget, putting name actors on your indie film-it's all doable, and this book guides you through the entire process of being a successful producer with bonus tips on how to effortlessly maneuver through the sphere of social media marketing and fundraising tactics. Indie film producer Suzanne Lyons pilots you through the actual making of low budget films to show you how easy and fun it can be. Laid out in a step-by-step, A to Z, matter-of-fact style that shows how the producer's role can be easy, how to treat the film as a business, and especially how to avoid the painful pitfalls faced by so many producers, this book gives you the essential tools you need to make your film a success from the ground up. . Begins with the earliest stages of concept development, continues through production and post, and ultimately concludes with distribution . Shows you how to create a buzz for your film through marketing and promotions . Interviews with global producers who produced films using social media, festivals, apps, and more, give you real-world insight that can be applied to your own films . Website points you to a fantastic collection of resources that you'll need to produce your own films (http://booksite.focalpress.com/indiefilmproducing).

The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide A Business and Legal Sourcebook

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, ...

Author: Gunnar Erickson

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9780857124982

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.

Producer to Producer

This is a comprehensive bible to low-budget film producing for emerging and professional producers.

Author: Maureen A. Ryan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1615932666

Category: PERFORMING ARTS

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

Independent Film Producing

Written by an entertainment lawyer and experienced director and producer, this handbook covers all the most essential business, legal, and practical aspects of producing on a low budget, including: Scripts Business plans Copyright issues ...

Author: Paul Battista

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621533870

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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The number of independent films produced each year has almost doubled in the past decade, yet only a fraction will succeed. If, like many filmmakers, you have no industry connections, little to no experience, and a low or ultra-low budget, this outsider’s guide will teach you what you need to know to produce a standout, high-quality film and get it into the right hands. Written by an entertainment lawyer and experienced director and producer, this handbook covers all the most essential business, legal, and practical aspects of producing on a low budget, including: Scripts Business plans Copyright issues Equity and non-equity financing Fund-raising Tax considerations Talent recruiting Scheduling Distribution Securities laws Film festivals And more Also discussed are the new crowd funding laws covered by the JOBS Act, making this book a must-read for every indie producer in today’s economy. If you want to produce a film that gets attention, pick up the book that is recommended or required reading at film, business, and law schools from UCLA to NYU. Whether you’re a recent film school graduate or simply a Hollywood outsider, Independent Film Producing will be like having a best friend who is an experienced, well-connected insider.

Producing an Independent Film

This book details the key stages in producing an independent film with practical tips to help save money and deliver the film you want to make.

Author: James F Simpson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780244508494

Category: Performing Arts

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All you need to know to produce your independent film. James Simpson has over thirty films experience, with films starring actors including Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Charlize Theron to name a few. This book details the key stages in producing an independent film with practical tips to help save money and deliver the film you want to make. It explains all the areas that a producer needs to know about, including international tax credits and rebates and the routes to financing an independent film. Everything you need to know from concept to screening.

A Killer Life

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Author: Christine Vachon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743256308

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

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A behind-the-scenes memoir about taking risks and maintaining credibility in today's independent film arena, written by the woman producer of Boys Don't Cry and Far from Heaven, describes her first two decades in the industry, her controversial decisions, and her observations about the clash between the film worlds of New York and Hollywood.

The Independent Film Videomakers Guide

A guide for the beginning producer who is serious about filmmaking not only as a craft but also as a business.

Author: Michael Wiese

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

ISBN: 0941188035

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 386

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A guide for the beginning producer who is serious about filmmaking not only as a craft but also as a business.

Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe

With chapters on under-explored cinemas as well as traditional centres, Independent Filmmaking around the Globe explores how contemporary independent filmmaking increasingly defines the global cinema of our time.

Author: Doris Baltruschat

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442626836

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 313

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With chapters on under-explored cinemas as well as traditional centres, Independent Filmmaking around the Globe explores how contemporary independent filmmaking increasingly defines the global cinema of our time.

Raindance Producers Lab Lo To No Budget Filmmaking

This is a must have read for filmmakers serious about making and selling films. Creative and technical expertise coupled with a behind the scenes look at the film industry makes this book an excellent starting point for beginners.

Author: Elliot Grove

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136047053

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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If you're looking for clear-cut information on how to make a film on a minimal budget that is based on tried and tested techniques - look no further. Elliot Grove has worked on hundreds of low-budget productions, teaches Lo-to-No Budget filmmaking courses and runs the Raindance Film Festival (the largest independent film festival in Europe.) His wealth of teaching and filmmaking experience combined with knowledge of the winning formulas that work is the basis of this book. Refreshingly clear, no-nonsense tricks of the trade. The free CD provides all the contracts and material you need to run a production company and make successful low budget movies; how to schedule, budget and break down a script and how to get it shot with what you have, not what you want. This is a must have read for filmmakers serious about making and selling films. Creative and technical expertise coupled with a behind the scenes look at the film industry makes this book an excellent starting point for beginners. For experienced filmmakers there are plenty of practical approaches in here for you to try, from developing CV's, showreels and business plans to information on pitching, raising finance, creating publicity and much much more. Use it as a point of departure or as an everyday reference tool. The accompanying CD-ROM contains sample budgets, publicity plans, trailers and interviews.

Contemporary American Independent Film

This anthology addresses the salient aesthetic, ideological and economic determinants of independent American cinema over the past three decades.

Author: Chris Holmlund

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415254861

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

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From Easy Rider to The Blair Witch Project, this book is a comprehensive examination of the independent film scene. Exploring the uneasy relationship between independent films and the major studios, the contributors trace the changing ideas and definitions of independent cinema, and the diversity of independent film practices. They consider the ways in which indie films are marketed and distributed, and how new technologies such as video, cable and the internet, offered new opportunities for filmmakers to produce and market independent films. Turning to the work of key auteurs such as John Sayles and Haile Gerima, contributors ask whether independent filmmakers can also be stars, and consider how indie features like Boys Don't Cry and Shopping for Fangs address issues of gender, sexuality and ethnicity normally avoided by Hollywood. For all students of film studies and American studies, this cultural journey through independent film history will be an absolute must read.

The Producer s Business Handbook

This is the single best work on financing independent films. Mr. Lee presents an overall structure clearly and efficiently. This is not a "war stories" book.

Author: John J. Lee (Jr.)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240814636

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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This is the single best work on financing independent films. Mr. Lee presents an overall structure clearly and efficiently. This is not a "war stories" book. The landscape of the film business is changing rapidly and this is one of the only producing books about real producing. Mr. Lee and Ms. Gillen address one of the most difficult aspects of producing - financing---in a direct way that lays out the tasks and challenges an independent producer needs to know; they do not sugar-coat the business - it's all business; they explain the intricacies of financing while making it understandable. There is more to financing a film than developing a business plan and this book shows why. While there are a few, very few, books that are no-nonsense for producers, this is the only producing book that addresses financing with practical, in-depth information geared toward working producers that is efficiently written and presented. You can count on me to continue to use it.---Don Smith, Associate Chair & Associate Professor, Film & Video Department, Columbia College This is a timely book, detailing a proven method for success and providing relevant data for both investors and filmmakers, especially now that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently approved trading of film box office performance futures by Cantor Exchange and media derivatives by Trend Exchange.---Jillian Alexander, MBA, CM&AA, CHRC, Managing Director, Corporate Development & Strategy, Conduit Consulting LLC, Former VP-Corporate Development, SONY Pictures Entertainment and member SONY US Ventures team Converging digital media and powerful new monetization models are growing entertainment amidst an overall slipping global economy. In show business, everyone is in love with the show, but it's the business of making significant money that turns on the big boys and girls inside the tent. Learn what they already know by reading this new edition.---Steve Ecclesine, Independent Producer (12 motion pictures and more than 700 Television episodes) It is so sharply focused and so easy to digest, I am going to make it the official textbook for my online course in independent film marketing and sales across all platforms. Regarding internet marketing strategies, Chapter 4 clearly states insights we have all heard about but are often 100 overwhelmed to focus in on. While clearly stating such marketing is not easily done and requires a full-time person, the writers Lee and Gillen make it seem easy enough to use the "most effective social network sites...that specialize in unique communities. There are thousands of these. As of January, 2010, there were 37 global social network sites with 10 million or more members each, plus the following five global social network sites with 100 million or more members". There are also really useful case studies on District 9 and Paranormal Activity. Finally, Chapter 6 makes financing into an almost scientific activity, with clearly written and easily understood descriptions of various financial models which previously seemed veiled in obscure terms.---Sydney Levine, SydneysBuzz on IndieWIRE and IMDb, Online Instructor: UCLA Extension If you've ever wondered how most films can "lose" money while the studios remain in business, you'll find the answers here. This is a comprehensive and revealing examination of how distribution works and how the money flows.---Robert Goodman, Videography

IFP Los Angeles Independent Filmmaker s Manual Second Edition

A resource guide listing useful references and organizations, as well as a glossary, complete this guide.

Author: Eden H. Wurmfeld

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136051067

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 323

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Backed by the resources of Independent Feature Project/West, co-authors Nicole Shay LaLoggia and Eden H. Wurmfeld have written the definitive low-budget production manual. Using examples from the Swingers and Kissing Jessica Stein, this comprehensive manual offers the independent filmmaker a single volume reference covering every aspect of making a film: script rights and rewrites, financing, breakdown, scheduling and budgeting, pre-production, production, postproduction, and distribution. A resource guide listing useful references and organizations, as well as a glossary, complete this guide. The companion CD-ROM features interviews with important figures in the independent film industry, including Billy Bob Thornton and Ang Lee. Forms that are illuminated in the text are also included on the CD for ease of use. The new edition is updated with thorough coverage of digital and HD-how to decide which to shoot on, what the financial impact is, and the effect on preproduction. There is also a new chapter on distribution and expanded material on postproduction.

The Independent Film Video Monthly

THE EDIT CENTER Learn the art of film editing while working on an actual
feature film . LASUNDANCE B CANNES 1 B SUNDANCE ... and screens feature
- length films . The afternoon Indie Film Producing and Directing session is a
hands ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121654219

Category: Experimental films

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A Critical Cinema 5

A Critical Cinema 5 is the fifth volume in Scott MacDonald's Critical Cinema series, the most extensive, in-depth exploration of independent cinema available in English.

Author: Scott MacDonald

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520939085

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 461

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A Critical Cinema 5 is the fifth volume in Scott MacDonald's Critical Cinema series, the most extensive, in-depth exploration of independent cinema available in English. In this new set of interviews, MacDonald engages filmmakers in detailed discussions of their films and of the personal experiences and political and theoretical currents that have shaped their work. The interviews are arranged to express the remarkable diversity of modern independent cinema and the interactive community of filmmakers that has dedicated itself to producing forms of cinema that critique conventional media.

The Laws of Movie making

The laws of movie-making explains the basic legal and business principles behind producing and distributing an independent feature film.

Author: Charl Groenewald

Publisher: Van Schaik Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132332276

Category: Independent films

Page: 111

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The laws of movie-making explains the basic legal and business principles behind producing and distributing an independent feature film.

Documentary Film Producers Bundle

Get started NOW with this book and DVD set, a one-stop shop written by a guerrilla filmmaker, for guerrilla filmmakers.

Author: Anthony Q. Artis

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 0240521366

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So you want to make a documentary, but think you don't have a lot of time, money, or experience? Get everything you need to start with this essential Documentary Film Producer's bundle! The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide cuts right to the chase and reveals the secrets of making a documentary better, faster, and cheaper. Get started NOW with this book and DVD set, a one-stop shop written by a guerrilla filmmaker, for guerrilla filmmakers. Documentary Storytelling offers a unique in-depth look at story and structure as applied to films and videos based on factual material and the drama of real life. This practical guide offers advice for every stage of production, from research and proposal writing to shooting and editing. Save time - don't shop around for different books Get experience - combine in-depth theory and structure with straight to the point practical guidance Save money - bundled together for the first time, this is the best value information you will find!

Film Production Management 101

A Stap - By - Step Guide to LOW BUDGET INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCING
All the steps are clearly stated so that you can produce your low budget
independent film . Save time and money by following the advice and information
in ...

Author: Deborah S. Patz

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094011368

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 535

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This new edition has undergone a comprehensive update to address the shifting balance between digital and film technologies. The book includes everything a filmmaker needs to know, from budgeting to managing the production office, and comes with downloadable forms.

The Basics of Filmmaking

Written by Blain Brown, a seasoned expert who has worked professionally as a cinematographer, screenwriter, director, producer, line producer, assistant director, gaffer, grip, and editor; this is a must have resource for any filmmaking ...

Author: Blain Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429677083

Category: Art

Page: 174

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The Basics of Filmmaking is an introductory textbook tailored to the needs of beginning and intermediate film students and independent filmmakers that expertly guides you through the entirety of the craft, from screenwriting all the way through to editing, with detailed chapters covering each department involved in the filmmaking process. The book takes a behind-the-scenes look at every aspect of the filmmaking process: writing the screenplay (and getting it critiqued by a professional), pre-production, cinematography, lighting, the shooting process, getting good audio, editing, and even going to a pitch meeting to sell it. It addresses the real fundamentals, the mechanics and the basic concepts of how to write, produce, direct, shoot, record, and edit your movie. Written by Blain Brown, a seasoned expert who has worked professionally as a cinematographer, screenwriter, director, producer, line producer, assistant director, gaffer, grip, and editor; this is a must have resource for any filmmaking student. Featuring an accompanying companion website with video examples of scene directing methods, continuity and coverage, working with the camera, lighting, audio, and editing, and downloadable production forms you can fill out and use for your projects.

Independent Producers Guide to Film and TV Contracts

The development process has been a source of problems for the European film
industry for many decades . Outside the American studio system , most non -
American film producing countries have national / regional funds available to film
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Author: Philip Alberstat

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018565637

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 476

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First time film-makers, producers and writers will find this Independent Producers' Guide an essential reference tool. The numerous examples of typical legal agreements contained in the book are wide ranging; from the deals that a producer must make at the outset of a project to acquire source rights, through to production and co-production and distribution arrangements for the finished product.Each agreement is closely annotated with comments and guidelines on how the deals are structured. They provide simple explanations of provisions contained within the agreements, identifying potential pitfalls faced by producers as well as giving general advice. The accompanying free CD-ROM contains templates of all agreements found in the book. These are intended to be downloaded and tailored for your own use.Philip Alberstat is Head of Media for Coudert Bros solicitors and was formerly Head of Legal and Business Affairs for Hat Trick Productions and Head of Media and Entertainment of leading law firm, Baker & McKenzie. Philip has worked extensively for companies in the film and broadcasting industries and given advice in relation to many film and television projects including feature films such as Richard III and various television movies, including Princess in Love and Bad Face, and the television series LEXX. He has worked on films such as Naked Lunch, Patriot Games, Such a Long Journey and Beautiful Joe, as well as acting for numerous writers and directors. He is Legal Editor of Channel 21, is on the editorial board of Entertainment Law Review and on the International Advisory Boards of the Toronto International Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards. He also speaks at seminars and conferences on media-related subjects and lectures in Media The European Film Institute. Philip was the winner of the 1997 HIFAL