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Featured Books

3rd Edition
The Business of Film: A Practical Introduction
USD $52.95
October 27, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781032108742
Paperback
398 Pages

3rd Edition
The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers
USD $49.95
August 30, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367562489
Paperback
546 Pages


1st Edition
Making the Cut at Pixar: The Art of Editing Animation
USD $39.95
May 31, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367766146
Paperback
232 Pages

2nd Edition
The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition
USD $34.95
June 02, 2022 by Focal Press
ISBN: 9781138780316
Paperback
258 Pages


2nd Edition
The TV Showrunner's Roadmap: Creating Great Television in an On Demand World
USD $44.95
March 29, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367484606
Paperback
378 Pages

3rd Edition
The International Film Business: A Market Guide Beyond Hollywood
USD $54.95
May 26, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781032071756
Paperback
406 Pages


AFM Presents Book Series

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American Film Market Presents Series

Published in partnership between Routledge and the American Film Market, this series covers a range of topics related to the movie business.

AFM Book Series


Free Downloads

Mastering the Filmmaking Process

Mastering the Filmmaking Process

Written for independent filmmakers and filmmaking enthusiasts, this guide provides expert guidance and tips on 7 stages of the movie-making process - screenwriting hacks, casting, production design, lighting & grip, camera techniques, recording sound and editing rules.

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Pro Cinematography Techniques

Pro Cinematography Techniques

Fine-tune your skills on the art and craft of making motion pictures with this free guide. It covers cinematography techniques on framing, lens and composition, color, lighting, camera movement and more.

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Strategies for Mastering the Filmmaking Business

Strategies for Mastering the Filmmaking Business

Based on book chapters from our American Film Market Presents series , this handy guide provides insights on financing film and television projects, crowdsourcing, marketing and distribution.

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A Guide to Scriptwriting for Different Genres

Scriptwriting for Different Genres

Gain insights into screenwriting across genres such as horror and comedy, and for medias including film, television or web series. These chapters have been selected from various books to help aspiring or professional screenwriters looking to enhance their skills.

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