Producing for TV and New Media: A Real-world Approach for Producers

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Performing Arts - 322 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
45
Breakdowns Budgets and Finance
65
Legalities and Rights
83
Chapter 6 Pitching and Selling the Project
105
Preproduction
123
Production
147
Postproduction
171
Chapter 10 Its a Wrap Now the Next Steps
197
Producing in the Real World
215
Glossary
277
Resources by Chapter
297
Books and References
307
Index
319
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Cathrine Kellison's career as a writer/producer spanned two decades, and included an eclectic range of projects - from a CBS special to a PBS documentary, from corporate image pieces for IBM to behind-the-scenes celebrity interviews for MGM, from a kids' piece on recycling to educational films for teachers. She produced, written, and/or directed hundreds of hours of broadcast and non-broadcast programming for television and various avenues of new media. Starting as a writer of feature-length scripts in Hollywood, Ms. Kellison moved into producing for NBC and, later, United Artists in New York City as Director of Creative Services. She then went independent, starting her own small-but-meaningful production company, Roseville Video. Ms. Kellison began teaching producing for television and film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1994, and now taught and advised students of media studies in NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and SCPS. Ms. Kellison worked fluently as a writer, authoring or co-authoring a number of books and articles primarily in the Affective Education domain and in mathematics education reform. Ms. 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 lived and worked in New York City.Cathrine Kellison's career as a writer/producer spanned two decades, and included an eclectic range of projects - from a CBS special to a PBS documentary, from corporate image pieces for IBM to behind-the-scenes celebrity interviews for MGM, from a kids' piece on recycling to educational films for teachers. She produced, written, and/or directed hundreds of hours of broadcast and non-broadcast programming for television and various avenues of new media. Starting as a writer of feature-length scripts in Hollywood, Ms. Kellison moved into producing for NBC and, later, United Artists in New York City as Director of Creative Services. She then went independent, starting her own small-but-meaningful production company, Roseville Video. Ms. Kellison began teaching producing for television and film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1994, and now taught and advised students of media studies in NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and SCPS. Ms. Kellison worked fluently as a writer, authoring or co-authoring a number of books and articles primarily in the Affective Education domain and in mathematics education reform. Ms. 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 lived and worked in New York City.

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