Focal Press Book: The Complete Film Production Handbook (4th Edition, Hardback)

Focal Press Book: The Complete Film Production Handbook (4th Edition, Hardback)

Focal Press Book: The Complete Film Production Handbook (4th Edition, Hardback)

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  • By Eve Light Honthaner
  • Hardback: 519 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: August 2015
  • ISBN: 9781138127203
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  • 1Description

The Complete Film Production Handbook by Eve Light Honthaner is more than just a guide to working in the film industry, it's a necessary resource. Now in its fourth edition, this publication is an honest look at the seemingly glamorous world of film production, and provides those considering a career in the industry an insider's view of it all. Even an old pro will find this a beneficial read and valuable resource, especially for all the forms, contracts, releases, and checklists contained within.

New to the fourth edition is information on low-budget and independent films - including documentaries and shorts - as well as details on commercials and television production. Other new topics include the industry's trend toward going green, travel and shipping regulations, updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances and more.

Eve Honthaner has been working in production management within the entertainment industry for many years. Some of her credits include: Titanic, Just Married, In Dreams and Joy Ride. In addition to teaching at USC's Summer Program, she's been an instructor at The International Film & TV Workshops in Rockport, Maine and is the founder of the Los Angeles-based organization Film Industry Network.

Table of Contents
Forms in the Book

  1. The Production Team and Who Does What
  2. The Production Office
  3. Basic Accounting
  4. From Script to Schedule
  5. Incentives
  6. Pre-Production
  7. Insurance Requirements
  8. During the Shoot
  9. Building Strong Industry Relationships: Making Good Deals & Navigating Politics
  10. Deal Memos
  11. Unions & Guilds
  12. Principal Talent
  13. Background Talent
  14. There's an Animal in my Film
  15. Clearances & Releases
  16. A Guide to Music Clearance
  17. Safety
  18. Locations
  19. Distant Location
  20. Foreign Locations
  21. Travel & Housing
  22. Shipping
  23. Effects
  24. Specifically Television
  25. Independent Filmmaking
  26. Practical Low-Budget Filmmaking
  27. New Media
  28. Commercial Production
  29. Wrap
  30. Post Production Overview
  31. Greener Filmmaking
  32. Industry Survival Tips
New to the Fourth Edition
  • 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
  • This guide to production management is on every producer's shelf and will save you time, money, and hassles
  • Hundreds of forms, contracts, and checklists available to print and use on your production
Table of Contents
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Focal Press 9781138127203 specs

Author Eve Light Honthaner
Publisher Focal Press
Format Hardcover
Pages 519
Date Published August 2015
ISBN Number 9781138127203

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