The Complete Film Production Handbook, Volume 1

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Focal Press, 2001 - Performing Arts - 514 pages
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The Complete Film Production Handbook is a comprehensive step-by-step guide covering the essentials of the business, from checklists and sample pre-production and post production schedules to contracts and company policies relating to insurance, talent management, and even customs and immigration details. The book contains all of the many necessary forms including SAG, DGA, and WGA forms, together with standard production forms, deal memos, and release forms which are found both in the book and on companion CD.



This book provides producers and production managers with both a quick reference and refresher and an easy means of training their production staff on the day to day procedures needed to keep their production running smoothly. It provides film students with an in-depth look at what must be considered and accomplished before a single camera can roll and a more comprehensive understanding of the logistics that are required to complete and deliver a finished picture. First time independent filmmakers will find this the most comprehensive and helpful resource guide available.

The third edition includes substantial updates throughout. New chapters examine such topics as:

Basic accounting procedures
Production team members and their responsibilities
Working with vendors--negotiating deals. Saving money
Working with extras
Foreign locations--Work visas, shipping and customs

*Provides comprehensive step-by-step coverage of the production process

*With this book and companion CD-ROM you will find all the essential forms for launching a production office

*Examines basic accounting procedures and the role of the production team

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Very helpful if you are looking to make your first short film with no film school experience. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Eve Honthaner has been working in the entertainment industry in the field of production management for many years. Some of her credits include: Titanic, Just Married, Joy Ride and In Dreams. In addition to teaching at USC's Summer Program, she's been an instructor at The International Film & TV Workshops in Rockport, Maine and she is the founder of the Los Angeles-based networking organization Film Industry Network.

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