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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 you 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, 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 - an ever difficult task.
Author is highly in demand as a Hollywood producer, instructor, and industry leader.
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 experience in television and film, and she also conducts highly successful workshops on producing.