264 pages | 17 B/W Illus.
Producing for the Screen is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working producers, directors, writers, and professors, exploring the business side of producing for film and television.
In this book, over 30 industry professionals dispel myths about the industry and provide practical advice on topics such as how to break into the field; how to develop, nurture, and navigate business relationships; and how to do creative work under pressure. Readers will also learn about the entrepreneurial expectations in relation to marketing, strategies for contending with the emotional highs and lows of producing, and money management while pursuing producing as a profession.
Written for undergraduates and graduates studying filmmaking, aspiring producers, and working producers looking to reinvent themselves, Producing for the Screen provides readers with a wealth of first-hand information that will help them create their own opportunities and pursue a career in film and television.
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED CHAPTER 2: STICKING IT OUT
CHAPTER 3: FINDING SUCCESS
CHAPTER 4: GETTING AHEAD
CHAPTER 5: STARTING AGAIN
PERFORM is a highly accessible series for undergraduate and graduate students that professors across disciplines in the arts can use to accompany their primary textbooks. The books are encouraging in tone and detail what it takes to perform creatively and financially in the specific fields. The series serves as a career development tool to help students understand the various vocational possibilities in the discipline they’re studying, whether it be theater, film, music, visual arts, or design.
How we make a living as artists can be a bit of a mystery, particularly to students who are just beginning to learn the craft of their field. This series offers practical, real-world discussions about how people go about the business of getting paid to be artists. Each book includes essays by and interviews with working artists (writers, directors, actors, stage managers, cinematographers, editors) as well as the people these artists interact with in the field (show runners, development executives, producers, agents, casting directors). The books also include essays by prominent professors, profiling specific artists and their journeys to success, as well as some of the lesser-known difficulties artists face in their fields and the perseverance and successes of marginalized groups.
The range of perspectives in each book offers a broad but detailed view of the industry and varying career tracks within it, ultimately bolstering readers’ confidence that they have a solid understanding of what it takes achieve creative and financial success with their art—in other words, what it takes to make a living as an artist.
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