Filmmaking: Business & Planning

  • TV Writing on Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era book cover

    TV Writing on Demand

    Creating Great Content in the Digital Era

    By Neil Landau

    In TV Writing on Demand, author Neil Landau takes a deep-dive into the new TV landscape that is both timely and essential. Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu have ushered in a new era of television and are having a major impact on all broadcast and cable TV networks, and with the proliferation of everything…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21 
    Focal Press

  • The Producer's Business Handbook: The Roadmap for the Balanced Film Producer book cover

    The Producer's Business Handbook

    The Roadmap for the Balanced Film Producer, 4th Edition

    By John J. Lee, Jr., Anne Marie Gillen

    Gain a comprehensive understanding of the business of global entertainment and learn to successfully engage in all aspects of global production with the revised and updated Producer's Business Handbook. Learn how to cultivate relationships with key industry players including your home and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-16 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Film Production Management: How to Budget, Organize and Successfully Shoot your Film book cover

    Film Production Management

    How to Budget, Organize and Successfully Shoot your Film, 4th Edition

    By Bastian Cleve

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12 
    Focal Press

  • Music Rights Unveiled: A Filmmaker's Guide to Music Rights and Licensing book cover

    Music Rights Unveiled

    A Filmmaker's Guide to Music Rights and Licensing

    By Brooke Wentz, Maryam Battaglia

    Music Rights Unveiled provides an inside look at the complex world of music rights for film and video and includes step-by-step guidance to navigate these tricky waters. Authors Brooke Wentz and Maryam Battaglia share their decades of expertise in this user-friendly guide, designed…

    Paperback – 2017-09-29 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd book cover

    Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers

    Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd

    By Richard Botto

    Whether you’re a producer, screenwriter, filmmaker, or other creative, you probably have a project that needs constant exposure, or a product to promote. But how do you rise above the noise? In Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd, Richard Botto explains how to put…

    Paperback – 2017-09-22
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry book cover

    Hollywood Drive

    What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry, 2nd Edition

    By Eve Light Honthaner

    Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry is the essential guide to starting and succeeding at a career in film and TV. The completely updated second edition features new interviews with industry professionals, information about the changing…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Focal Press

  • How to Work the Film & TV Markets: A Guide for Content Creators book cover

    How to Work the Film & TV Markets

    A Guide for Content Creators

    By Heather Hale

    How to Work the Film & TV Markets takes independent filmmakers, television and digital content creators on a virtual tour of the entertainment industry’s trade shows — the circulatory system of the entire global media landscape. This book highlights the most significant annual events around the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31
    Focal Press

  • Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide book cover

    Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film

    A Panic-Free Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Paula Landry

    Budgeting and scheduling are easy in principle but hard in practice. The successful producer has a solid plan for juggling dozens of activities and costs while retaining the flexibility to cope with those inevitable last-minute changes and stay on course. Preplanning the budget and schedule of any…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Screenwriting for Profit: Writing for the Global Marketplace book cover

    Screenwriting for Profit

    Writing for the Global Marketplace

    By Andrew Stevens

    This book teaches readers how global trends define the marketplace for saleable screenplays in key international territories as well as the domestic market. Veteran writer, producer, and director Andrew Stevens gives you the insider edge you need to write for the global marketplace, sharing his…

    Paperback – 2017-06-09
    Focal Press

  • Investing in Movies: Strategies for Investors and Producers book cover

    Investing in Movies

    Strategies for Investors and Producers

    By Joseph N. Cohen

    Investing in Movies: Strategies for Investors and Producers is a useful guide for investors and producers looking for an analytical framework to assess the opportunities and pitfalls of film investments. The book traces macroeconomic trends and the globalization of the business, as well as the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15
    Focal Press

  • Film Marketing book cover

    Film Marketing

    2nd Edition

    By Finola Kerrigan

    The role of the film marketer is both vital and challenging. Promotion is one of the industry’s biggest costs, with the campaign of a large film costing up to half its production budget. Box office results, however, are wildly unpredictable: relatively few films a year make a profit. These market…

    Paperback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge

  • Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches book cover

    Breaking In

    Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches

    By Lee Jessup

    Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches is a no-nonsense, boots-on-the-ground exploration of how writers REALLY go from emerging to professional in today’s highly saturated and competitive screenwriting space. With a focus on writers who have gotten representation and broken into the TV…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Focal Press

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