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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
Introduction Acknowledgements Forms in the Book
The Production Team and Who Does What
The Production Office
From Script to Schedule
During the Shoot
Building Strong Industry Relationships: Making Good Deals & Navigating Politics
Unions & Guilds
There's an Animal in my Film
Clearances & Releases
A Guide to Music Clearance
Travel & Housing
Practical Low-Budget Filmmaking
Post Production Overview
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