Producing for TV and New Media

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Taylor & Francis, 2013 - Performing Arts - 391 pages
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Producing for TV and New Media provides a comprehensive look at the role of the “Producer? in television and new media. At the core of every media project there is a Producer who provides a wide array of creative, technical, financial, and interpersonal skills. Written especially for new and aspiring producers, this book looks at both the Big Picture and the essential details of this demanding and exhilarating profession.

A series of interviews with seasoned TV producers who share their real-world professional practices provides rich insight into the complex billion-dollar industries of television and new media.

This type of practical insight is not to be found in other books on producing. This new edition now covers striking developments in new media, delivery systems, the expansion of the global marketplace of media content.

The companion website contains many of the crucial forms and charts included in the book. The site is available to readers of the book and may be accessed using the unique access registration code printed on the inside cover of the book.

http://booksite.focalpress.com/Kellison

* Comprehensive coverage of the nuanced and multi-dimensional role of a Producer presented in a clear and engaging writing style
* Traces a project from conception to a finished piece of broadcast quality
* Interviews with estabilished industry professionals offers readers real-world insight into the world of television production
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 What Does a TV Producer Really Do?
1
Its Past Present and Future
17
Script and Project Development
52
Breakdowns Budgets and Finance
73
Legalities and Rights
94
Chapter 6 Pitching and Selling the Project
117
Preproduction
136
Production
163
PostProduction
187
Chapter 10 Its a Wrap Now the Next Steps
215
Producing in the Real World
236
Glossary
312
Sample Forms
334
Resources by Chapter
374
Index
384
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About the author (2013)

Cathrine Kellison was a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Independent Documentary Association, and won numerous industry awards, including two WGA awards for Outstanding Achievement. She passed away in 2009.

Dustin Morrow is a filmmaker, programmer, author, and Assistant Professor in the Film program at Portland State University. His short and feature films have won numerous awards and been screened in venues around the world. His photographs have been featured in art and culture magazines as well as solo and group gallery shows. He has directed theatrical productions, programmed film festivals and screening series, and written about film for publications in the U.S. and Europe.

Kacey Morrow is an Assistant Professor of New Media Design at Western Washington University, where she teaches motion graphics, digital video, and web and interactive design. Ms. Morrow has years of experience as a motion, print, and multimedia designer in Chicago, and her videos have appeared in several film festivals and exhibitions nation-wide.

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