I Wake Up Screening: What To Do Once You've Made That Movie

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Watson-Guptill Pub., 2006 - Performing Arts - 218 pages
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• Every film student needs this book!

• Insights from top industry executives, critics, and filmmakers

• Perfect for film festivals or anywhere independent films are shown or discussed

The explosion of independent cinema over the past fifteen years has created thousands of would-be filmmakers, all dreaming of becoming the next Quentin Tarantino or Steven Soderbergh—and all working away like beavers, making thousands of independent films. But what do they do once the movie is made? InI Wake Up Screening, powerhouse authorsJohn AndersonandLaura Kimtell emerging filmmakers how to (and how not to) get their movies talked about, written about, sold, and seen. The authors’ advice is supported by insightful interviews with more than sixty top industry insiders, all offering priceless behind-the-scenes tips and tricks. Making a film isn’t the end anymore—it’s only the beginning.I Wake Up Screeningcan make the difference between a movie that gets into theaters and one that ends up on the floor of the director’s bedroom closet.

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Veteran screenwriter William Goldman once said that when it comes to predicting success in the movie business, nobody knows anything; this truism applies especially to independent filmmaking. Anderson ... Read full review


Table of Contents
Libby Chris publicist BWR
Putting Together the Perfect Team
Please Release Me
Herwitz Andrew sales agent the Film Sales Group
Using the Right Launching Pad
The Holy Grail
Friends or Foes?
To Give or Not to Give
The Hum of Life Or Death
How Not to Alienate Potential Supporters
If You Cant Get Something Done Right
Finding Your Audience
Things You Can Learn Just by Looking at Em

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About the author (2006)

John Anderson, chief film critic at Newsday, is a past member of the selection committee of the New York Film Festival as well as a member and two-time past chair of the New York Film Critics Circle, a member of the National Society of Film Critics, and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. He lives in Los Angeles.

Laura Kim is the executive vice president of marketing and publicity for Warner Independent Films. Previously the senior vice president for the publicity firm mPRm, she has worked on such films as American Splendor, Dirty Pretty Things, The Pianist, and Being John Malkovich. She lives in Los Angeles.

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