The Complete Film Production Handbook (Fourth Edition) by Focal Press is a comprehensive guide to covering all essentials for film production. It includes forms, contracts, releases and checklists to help you set up and run a production. This book is particularly helpful if you are a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator, guiding you through the whole process from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements.
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
About the Author
Eve Honthaner has been working in the entertainment industry in the field of production management for many years and is currently a production manager at Dreamworks. Some of her credits include: Titanic, Tropic Thunder, Just Married, Joy Ride and In Dreams. In addition to teaching at the University of Southern California'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.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Production Team & Who Does What Pre-production Establishing Company Policies Insurance Requirements Working With Vendors, Negotiating Deals & Saving Money Setting Up Production Files; Deal Memos Unions and Guilds Talent Standard Production Forms & Formats Clearances & Release Forms A Guide to Music Clearance Safety Locations Distant Location Foreign Location Miscellaneous Production Forms Wrap Immigration, Customs & Visa Information Visual Effects Interactive A Little Post Production Creating Your Own Niche Index of Forms