Filmmaking: Book Series

American Film Market Presents

American Film Market Presents

  • Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers

    By Richard Botto

    Everyone has something to promote. Whether you’re a producer, screenwriter, filmmaker, or other creative, you probably have a project that needs constant exposure. But how do you rise above the noise? For a large number of those using social media, the belief is "He who shouts loudest wins." For…

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

  • 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 – 2017-07-25 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Filmmakers and Financing

    Business Plans for Independents, 8th Edition

    By Louise Levison

    In this new and updated ultimate filmmaker’s guide, Louise Levison gives you easy-to-use steps for writing an investor-winning business plan for a feature film, including: A comprehensive explanations for each of the eight sections of a plan Full financial section with text and tables…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Producing for Profit

    A Practical Guide to Making Independent and Studio Films

    By Andrew Stevens

    In Producing for Profit: A Practical Guide to Making Independent and Studio Films, Andrew Stevens provides real-world examples and his own proven techniques for success that can turn passion into profit. Far more than just theory, the book outlines practical applications that filmmakers of all…

    Paperback – 2016-06-22
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Transmedia Marketing

    From Film and TV to Games and Digital Media

    By Anne Zeiser

    Transmedia Marketing: From Film and TV to Games and Digital Media skillfully guides media makers and media marketers through the rapidly changing world of entertainment and media marketing. Its groundbreaking transmedia approach integrates storytelling and marketing content creation across multiple…

    Paperback – 2015-06-24
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Understanding the Business of Entertainment

    The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know

    By Gregory Bernstein

    Understanding the Business of Entertainment: The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know is an indispensable guide to the business aspects of the entertainment industry, providing the legal expertise you need to break in and to succeed.  Written in a clear and engaging tone, this…

    Paperback – 2015-06-02
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • The Business of Media Distribution

    Monetizing Film, TV, and Video Content in an Online World, 2nd Edition

    By Jeffrey C. Ulin

    Learn how an idea moves from concept to profits and how distribution dominates the bottom line of an industry otherwise grounded in high profile elements (production, creative, law, finance, and marketing). In this updated edition of a bestselling industry staple, experienced media executive Jeff…

    Paperback – 2013-09-26
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film

    A Panic-Free Guide

    By Paula Landry

    Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide explains the fundamentals of line producing in an easy-to-understand style, and the tips and techniques apply no matter what kind of scheduling or budgeting software you use. Author Paula Landry includes full examples of breakdown forms,…

    Paperback – 2011-09-19
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • The Producer's Business Handbook

    The Roadmap for the Balanced Film Producer, 3rd 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 related aspects of global production and exploitation with this revised and updated handbook.With The Producer's Business Handbook as a guide, you'll learn to create the relationships that…

    Paperback – 2010-11-01
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • The Complete Film Production Handbook

    4th Edition

    By Eve Light Honthaner

    This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run…

    Paperback – 2010-03-12
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents