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Make Your Movie
What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking

ISBN 9780240821559
Published February 21, 2012 by Routledge
322 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

 This book is for anyone interested in the business of breaking into the movies. Learn who the key players are when it comes to getting a movie made and how to navigate the politics of filmmaking from start to finish, from first pitch to filling movie seats.



Her career began as Asst 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. Currently Chair of the Film Division of Chapman University.


"Few guide books are as honest as Make Your Movie. The film industry is one of the hardest to break into and it's important to anticipate the major setbacks that can manifest. The book offers ways to cope with creative and financial difficulties as well as how to adequately put your work out there."

-International Business Times

"Regardless if one wants to make it in the industry or not, Make Your Movie is a book that every filmmaker should read. Make Your Movie is bound to help you make a great film, hone your skill set or even get you a job. Focal Press makes some really great text books on filmmaking, but Barbara Doyle’s Make Your Movie like an encyclopedia, enclosed in a small book. Highly Recommended!"

-Film Monthly,


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