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  • Music Rights Unveiled

    A Filmmaker's Guide to Music Rights and Licensing

    By Brooke Wentz, Maryam Soleiman

    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 Soleiman share their decades of expertise in this user-friendly guide, designed specifically with…

    Paperback – 2017-09-27 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-09-18 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • 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 – 2017-08-17 
    Focal Press

  • How to Work the Film & TV Markets

    A Guide for Content Creators

    By Heather Hale

    How to Work the Film & TV Markets by Heather Hale 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2017-07-11 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Screenwriting for Profit

    Writing for the Global Marketplace

    By Andrew Stevens

    Screenwriting for Profit: Writing for the Global Marketplace 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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-09
    Focal Press

  • 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

    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

    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

  • Writing for the Screen

    Edited by Anna Weinstein

    Writing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the business of screenwriting. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in; pitching; developing and nurturing business…

    Paperback – 2017-02-24
    Focal Press
    PERFORM

  • Directing for the Screen

    Edited by Anna Weinstein

    Directing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the business of directing. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in; developing and nurturing business relationships; the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15
    Focal Press
    PERFORM

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