Focal Press Book: Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking (Paperback)

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  • By Indie Film Producer Suzanne Lyons
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Focal Press's Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking teaches you how to develop, produce & market your dream indie film on a low budget. The DVD includes topics like navigating thru social media for marketing and fundraising, how to treat your film like a business, and how to avoid the painful pitfalls faced by so many producers.

Begins with the earliest stages of concept development, continues through production & post, and ultimately concludes with distribution.
Shows how to create a buzz for your film through marketing and promotions.
Interviews with global producers who have produced films using social media, festivals, apps, and more, to give you real-world insights that can be applied to your own films.
Breaks down the complicated duties of producing into manageable and fun pieces, covering all the stages of producing a movie.
Interviews with global producers from films such as Napoleon Dynamite, Open Water, Brick, the Undead, and more, give you real-world insight that can be applied to your own films.
Shows readers how to secure funding for their films.
Author is highly in demand as a Hollywood producer, instructor, and industry leader.
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction- Wear the "Business Hat" and the "Creative Hat"
Chapter 2 Producing Timelines
Chapter 3 Option Agreements and Screenplay Development
Chapter 4 Business Plans
Chapter 5 Private Placement Memorandum - Cover your Paperwork Trail
Chapter 6 LLCs, Bank Accounts, and Funding - Don't Lose Your Shirt
Chapter 7 Sales Presentations and Selling Your Film
Chapter 8 Soft Prep-Get it Done with No Money
Chapter 9 & 10 The Casting Process
Chapter 11 Preproduction-What the Producer Does
Chapter 12 Principle Photography - What It Means for the Producer
Chapter 13 Postproduction Part I
Chapter 14 Postproduction Part II
Chapter 15 Marketing and Distribution - Do It Yourself, Digitally
Chapter 16 Delivery, Film Festivals, and Networking-Get to Know Everyone
Chapter 17 Notes, Techniques, Tips, and Tricks
Glossary
About the Author
Suzanne Lyons is co-founder of Snowfall Films, WindChill Films, Inc., and the Flash Forward Institute. She is a Hollywood producer and an award-winning filmmaker. Her films have been distributed by Miramax, Disney, Lionsgate, and ScreenGems. She has over 25 years of experience in television and film, and she also conducts highly successful workshops on producing.
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Pages 246
Publisher Focal Press
Subject Film production
ISBN Number 9780240817637
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Dimensions 6 x 9" (15 x 23cm)
Date Published January 2012
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6"
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