Filmmaking: Producing

  • The SHORT! Guide to Producing: The Practical Essentials of Producing Short Films book cover

    The SHORT! Guide to Producing

    The Practical Essentials of Producing Short Films

    By Charles Merzbacher

    In this book, Charles Merzbacher offers a concise, definitive guide to the essential skills, techniques, and logistics of producing short films, focusing on the practical knowledge needed for line producing and overseeing smaller-scale productions. Longtime instructor and accomplished filmmaker…

    Paperback – 2018-04-01 
    Focal Press

  • Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling: Creating Immersive Stories Across New Media Platforms book cover

    Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling

    Creating Immersive Stories Across New Media Platforms

    By Kelly McErlean

    Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling provides media students and industry professionals with strategies for creating innovative new media projects across a variety of platforms. Synthesizing ideas from a range of theorists and practitioners across visual, audio, and interactive media,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-16 
    Focal Press

  • Introduction to Video Production: Studio, Field, and Beyond book cover

    Introduction to Video Production

    Studio, Field, and Beyond, 2nd Edition

    By Ronald J. Compesi, Jaime S. Gomez

    Written in a clear, non-technical manner, Introduction to Video Production focuses on the fundamental principles and aesthetics of video production and the technologies used in both studio and field environments. Ronald J. Compesi and Jaime S. Gomez cover each aspect of the process step by step,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    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 entertainment and learn to successfully engage in all aspects of global production with the revised and updated 4th edition of The Producer's Business Handbook. Learn how to cultivate relationships with key industry players including domestic…

    Paperback – 2017-10-30
    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 – 2017-10-06
    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 – 2017-10-02
    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 – 2017-09-25
    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

  • Directing and Producing for Television: A Format Approach book cover

    Directing and Producing for Television

    A Format Approach, 5th Edition

    By Ivan Cury

    Directing and Producing for Television provides essential tools required to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Ideal for students in television production courses, Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats, including…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20
    Focal Press

  • Write to Shoot: Writing Short Films for Production book cover

    Write to Shoot

    Writing Short Films for Production

    By Marilyn Beker

    Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind. Beker instructs them how to showcase their strengths, tailor projects to shoestring budgets, resources, and practical production parameters without sacrificing the quality…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Focal Press

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