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  • The Marketing Edge for Filmmakers: Developing a Marketing Mindset from Concept to Release book cover

    The Marketing Edge for Filmmakers: Developing a Marketing Mindset from Concept to Release

    1st Edition

    By Russell Schwartz, Katherine MacDonald

    Written for working and aspiring filmmakers, directors, producers and screenwriters, The Marketing Edge for Filmmakers walks through every stage of the marketing process—from concept to post-production—and illustrates how creative decisions at each stage will impact the marketability of a film…

    Paperback – 2019-08-09 
    Routledge
    American Film Market Presents

  • Pop Music Production: Manufactured Pop and BoyBands of the 1990s book cover

    Pop Music Production

    Manufactured Pop and BoyBands of the 1990s, 1st Edition

    By Phil Harding

    Edited by Mike Collins

    Pop Music Production delves into academic depths around the culture, the business, the songwriting and most importantly the pop music production process. Phil Harding balances autobiographical discussion of events and relationships with academic analysis to offer poignant points on the value of…

    Paperback – 2019-08-05 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on Music Production

  • Lighting for Photographers: An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography book cover

    Lighting for Photographers

    An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography, 2nd Edition

    By Joseph Lavine, Brad Bartholomew

    Lighting is one of the most important aspects of any photograph. The best images create dimension and drama, which goes beyond formulas and lighting recipes. In Lighting for Photographers: An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography, commercial photographers and instructors Joe Lavine and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Circus book cover

    Contemporary Circus

    1st Edition

    By Katie Lavers, Louis Patrick Leroux, Jon Burtt

    In this volume, twenty-four creators come together with three scholars to discuss Contemporary Circus, bridging the divide between practice and theory. Lavers, Leroux, and Burtt offer conversations across four key themes: Apparatus, Politics, Performers, and New Work. Extensively illustrated with…

    Paperback – 2019-07-30 
    Routledge

  • Acting for the Screen book cover

    Acting for the Screen

    1st Edition

    By Mary Lou Belli

    Acting for the Screen is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working actors, producers, directors, casting directors, and acting professors, exploring the business side of screen acting. In this book, over thirty show business professionals dispel myths about the industry and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29 
    Routledge
    PERFORM

  • The Filmmaker's Eye - The Language of the Lens: The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image book cover

    The Filmmaker's Eye - The Language of the Lens

    The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image, 1st Edition

    By Gustavo Mercado

    The Language of the Lens explores the expressive power of the camera lens and the storytelling contributions that this critical tool can make to a film project. This book offers a unique approach to learning how lenses can produce aesthetically and narratively compelling images in movies, through a…

    Paperback – 2019-07-18 
    Routledge

  • Casting a Movement: The Welcome Table Initiative book cover

    Casting a Movement

    The Welcome Table Initiative, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claire Syler, Daniel Banks

    Casting a Movement brings together US-based actors, directors, educators, playwrights, and scholars to explore the cultural politics of casting. Drawing on the notion of a "welcome table"—a space where artists of all backgrounds can come together as equals to create theatre—the book’s contributors…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Middlebrow Wodehouse: P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context book cover

    Middlebrow Wodehouse

    P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context, 1st Edition

    By Ann Rea

    While he is best known for his Jeeves and Bertie Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer who penned many other novels, stories, and musical comedy libretti, the latter of which played an enormous role in the development of American musical theater. This collection re-examines…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Interactions between Orality and Writing in Early Modern Italian Culture book cover

    Interactions between Orality and Writing in Early Modern Italian Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Luca Degl’Innocenti, Brian Richardson, Chiara Sbordoni

    Investigating the interrelationships between orality and writing in elite and popular textual culture in early modern Italy, this volume shows how the spoken or sung word on the one hand, and manuscript or print on the other hand, could have interdependent or complementary roles to play in the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Mitchell and Trask's Hedwig and the Angry Inch book cover

    Mitchell and Trask's Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    1st Edition

    By Caridad Svich

    John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch opened on Valentine’s Day,1998, in New York City, and ever since it and its genderqueer heroine have captivated audiences around the world. As the first musical to feature a genderqueer protagonist as its lead, the show has had an…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Heritage, Photography, and the Affective Past book cover

    Heritage, Photography, and the Affective Past

    1st Edition

    By Colin Sterling

    Heritage, Photography, and the Affective Past  critically examines the production, consumption and interpretation of photography across various heritage domains, from global image archives to the domestic arena of the family album. Through original ethnographic and archival research, the book…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge
    UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Cultural Heritage Series

  • The Michael Chekhov Handbook: For the Actor book cover

    The Michael Chekhov Handbook

    For the Actor, 2nd Edition

    By Lenard Petit

    The Michael Chekhov Handbook is a practical guide to Chekhov’s supportive techniques for actors, fully updated with new exercises that examine the relationship between the sensations of the physical body and the imagination. Lenard Petit draws on twenty-five years of teaching experience to unlock…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge

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