Make Your Movie: What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking (2nd Edition) by Focal Press, teaches you how movies get made, and how they make money. Learn who the key players are when it comes to making a movie, and how to navigate the politics of filmmaking from start to finish, from first pitch to filling theater seats.
Readers will benefit from guidance on finding a mentor and networking even if they don’t know anybody in the field. This book also gives readers accessible information on all issues, from which film festivals really matter to how to start a production company and more.
About the Author
Table of Content
Chapter 1 About You
Chapter 2 Who Are These People, and What Do They Do
Chapter 3 It’s Small World After All
Chapter 4 Relationship Reputation
Chapter 5 Internship and Entry Level Dos and Don’ts
Chapter 6 This Is a Great Idea, But Is It a Movie?
Chapter 7 The Politics of Development
Chapter 8 Agents and Managers - What’s The Difference?
Chapter 9 The Money, Part 1
Section 2: Production
Chapter 10 It’s a Collaborative Medium - Exactly What Does This Mean
Chapter 11 Protecting Yourself and Your Movie
Chapter 12 What People Do, and Who They Do It With
Chapter 13 A Producers Life
Chapter 14 The Director, The First AD, and The UPM
Chapter 15 Decisions, Decisions
Chapter 16 Union or Non?
Chapter 17 Maybe We Should Go to Canada or Someplace Else
Chapter 18 Who Is in Your Movie
Chapter 19 Prep
Chapter 20 Production
Chapter 21 A Day in the Life of a Production
Section 3: Postproduction
Chapter 22 After the Smoke Clears
Chapter 23 Music
Section 4: What Are You Doing Saturday Night?
Chapter 24 The Money Part 2
Chapter 25 Will Anybody Ever See My Movie?
Chapter 26 Festivals
Chapter 27 The Glory
Chapter 28 Other Little (and Not So Little) Things That You Should Know
Chapter 29 Remember What Mom Taught You
Chapter 30 Now What
Chapter 31 Out Takes