This new and updated fourth edition of Film Production Management provides a step-by-step guide on how to budget, organize, and successfully shoot a film and get it onto the big screen. Whether you are a film student or film production professional just getting started in the industry, this book is an indispensable resource for day-to-day business on the set.
Written by veteran filmmaker Bastian Clevé, this book will teach you how to:
The new edition features updated information on contracts, permits, and insurance; special tips for low-budget filmmaking; new information on digital workflows and production software; advice on green production practices; and expanded coverage of the role of the line producer.
"This book does a terrific job of explaining who does what through all phases of production–it’s extremely comprehensive and offers many examples. FPM has been required reading in my graduate-level film business course for years."
—Evan Smith, Professor, Syracuse University
Chapter 1 – The Production Manager
Chapter 2 – The Business of Film
Chapter 3 – Preparing for Production
Chapter 4 – Special Tips for Low-Budget Productions
Chapter 5 – Locations
Chapter 6 – Unions
Chapter 7 – Cast and Crew
Chapter 8 – Contracts, Agreements, and Working Permits
Chapter 9 – The Budget and Production Budget Forms
Chapter 10 – Insurance
Chapter 11 – Completion Bonds
Appendix 1: Green Shooting
Appendix 2: Selected Addresses
Appendix 3: Example Agreement Forms