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Independent Film Producing: How to Produce a Low-Budget Feature Film
Author: Battista, PaulBrand: AllworthEdition: 1Features: Used Book in Good ConditionBinding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 312Release Date: 01-10-2013Details: Product Description 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. About the Author Paul Battista is a Los Angelesbased entertainment attorney who has provided legal services to more than 125 feature film, documentary, and television projects. He has been a guest speaker at many film festivals and conferences, including Slamdance Film Festival and Film Independent’s Filmmaker Forum, in addition to lecturing at film and law schools in the Los Angeles area. He also wrote, directed, and produced the low-budget independent feature film Crooks (2002), which has been released by Warner Home Video. He lives in Los Angeles, California.Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.9 inchesLanguages: English
The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition - The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition
Combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating images for film and video, discusses basic principles, and deconstructs a variety of shots to explain the technical aspects and the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot.
The Complete Filmmaker's Guide to Film Festivals: Your All Access Pass to launching your film on the festival circuit - Paperback
Here it is! Your fast-pass to success on the film festival circuit! Loaded with examples and inspiring yet pragmatic information, this step-by-step guide to film festivals offers filmmakers a bird's eye view of what it takes to have a successful festival experience. Includes: Targeting the right festivals Creating a press kit Promoting and branding your film Promoting and branding yourself Filling out entry forms Creating a logline And much, much more! Product DetailsISBN-13: 9781615930883 Publisher: Wiese Michael Productions Publication Date: 04-01-2012 Pages: 361 Product Dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)About the Author Rona Edwards. Graduating from California Institute of the Arts, Rona Edwards became Vice President of Creative Affairs for multiple Emmy-winner John Larroquette (Night Court), Academy-Award Winner Michael Phillips Productions (The Sting, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Taxi Driver), and Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Producer, Fern Field (Monk, Heartsounds), before she was dragged kicking and screaming into the world of independent producing. As a Producer, she co-produced and/or executive produced One Special Victory (NBC) starring John Larroquette, The Companion (USA/SCI FI CHANNEL) directed by Gary Fleder, I Know What You Did (ABC) starring Rosanna Arquette, Out of Sync (VH1) starring Gail O’Grady, and Der Morder Meiner Mutter (Sat.1/Studio Hamburg) for German television.Monika Skerbelis. Monika Skerbelis started her industry career as an assistant in the Story Department for Paramount Pictures, then moved over to 20th Century-Fox as an assistant story editor, later promoted to story editor. At the same time Universal Pictures offered her the opportunity to run their story department where she worked for ten years and was promoted from an executive story editor to a vice president. She developed a number of screenplays including Black Dog starring Patrick Swayze. In addition to her story department duties at Universal, she scoured film festivals, student film screenings, and screenwriting competitions in search of new filmmakers. Since its inception in 2000, Monika has been programming films for the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, and has been the programming director of The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival since 2008.