Film Finance & Distribution: A Dictionary of Terms
Film Finance and Distribution defines those thorny legal and financial terms that often elude novice filmmakers and impede their attempts to secure financing and distribution. The entries provide commentary on approaches to film finance and distribution, definitions of production and post-production technical terms, definitions of unique film-industry practices and procedures in a variety of areas, and an extensive cross-referencing of terms. Cones offers definitions and advice.This dictionary's harrowing journey through the depths of studio 'creative accounting' is both revealing and frightening -- a must read for all filmmakers. -- Richard F. Brophy, producer
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