Gain a thorough understanding of the nuanced and multidimensional role producers play in television and emerging media today to harness the creative, technical, interpersonal, and financial skills essential for success in this vibrant and challenging field.
Producing for TV and New Media fourth edition is your guide to avoiding the obstacles and pitfalls commonly encountered by new and aspiring producers. This fourth edition has been updated to include:
Written especially for new and aspiring producers with an insight that simply cannot be found in any other book, this new edition of a text used by professors and professionals alike is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to find success as a television or emerging media producer.
Praise for Producing for TV and New Media, Third Edition
Associate Professor, Columbia College Chicago
"This is easily the most complete overview of the television producer’s job and responsibilities. Required reading for all of our TV students."
Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
"Producing for TV and New Media: A Real-World Approach for Producers is an invaluable education for those interested in becoming a successful producer. Comprehensively examining current trends and standards, the authors help to prepare their readers for any production scenario, big or small. I would consider this required reading for anyone interested in media. From new-to-the-game web-producers looking for tips to seasoned pros looking to take the next step, the [book] offers something for everyone."
Sasha Waters Freyer
Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
"The focus on new media, new markets, deliverables and the legal ins-and-outs of producing make Producing for TV and New Media the most comprehensive book addressing the newest challenges of the small screen, and of our increasingly mobile, multiplying home screens, in ages."
Director, Library Lab, New York University
"I was very impressed with how the book covers so much ground – from technical aspects of each stage of production to legal and licensing issues. The interviews and conversations with pros in the field, which comprise a full chapter of the book, are especially insightful and help to make this text unique."
Introduction 1. What Does a TV What Does a TV Producer Really Do? 2. Television: Its Past, Present, and Future 3. The Big Idea: Script and Project Development 4. Connecting the Dots: Breakdowns, Budgets, and Finance 5. Welcome to Reality: Legalities and Rights 6. Pitching and Selling the Project 7. The Plan: Preproduction 8. The Shoot: Production 9. The Final Product: Postproduction 10. It’s a Wrap! Now, the Next Steps 11. Conversations with the Pros: Producing in the Real World 12. Sample Forms 13. Index