The Complete Film Production Handbook

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Performing Arts - 524 pages
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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


* This guide to production management is on every producer's shelf and will save you time, money, and hassles
* Hundreds of forms, contracts, and checklists available to print and use on your production
* New edition is fully updated with information about low-budget productions and much more!
  

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Contents

The Production Team and Who Does What
1
The Production Office
11
Basic Accounting
33
From Script to Schedule
79
Incentives
89
PreProduction
95
Insurance Requirements
125
During the Shoot
157
Distant Location
337
Foreign Locations
345
Travel and Housing
353
Shipping
365
Effects
389
Specifically Television
395
Independent Filmmaking
405
Practical LowBudget Filmmaking
415

Building Strong Industry Relationships Making Good Deals and Navigating the Politics
181
Deal Memos
189
Unions and Guilds
199
Principal Talent
209
Background Talent
261
Theres An Animal In My Film
269
Clearances and Releases
273
A Guide to Music Clearance
303
Safety
311
Locations
323
New Media
435
Commercial Production
443
Wrap
449
Post Production Overview
463
Greener Filmmaking
483
Industry Survival Tips
495
Glossary
509
Index
517
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

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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