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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
Barbara Freedman Doyle
Barbara Freedman Doyle's career began as Assistant to the Senior VP of Worldwide Production at Tri-Star Pictures, and continued as Coordinator/Production Supervisor on projects for CBS, NBC, Disney, TNT, Showtime, Hearst Entertainment, Hallmark, 20th Century Fox, and more. She is currently Chair of the Film Division of Chapman University.
Table of Content
Section 1: First Steps 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