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  • The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

    A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers, 2nd Edition

    By Thomas A. Crowell, Esq.

    * How can you use a state's film tax credits to fund your film? SEE PAGE 63. * You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? SEE PAGE 77.  * How can you fund your production with product placement? SEE PAGE 157. * How do you get a script to…

    Paperback – 2011-01-06

  • 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
    American Film Market Presents

  • Archival Storytelling: A Filmmaker's Guide to Finding, Using, and Licensing Third-Party Visuals and Music

    1st Edition

    By Sheila Curran Bernard, Sheila Curran Bernard, Kenn Rabin, Kenn Rabin

    Archival Storytelling is an essential, pragmatic guide to one of the most challenging issues facing filmmakers today: the use of images and music that belong to someone else. Where do producers go for affordable stills and footage? How do filmmakers evaluate the historical value of archival…

    Paperback – 2008-09-22

  • Reality Check: The Business and Art of Producing Reality TV

    1st Edition

    By Michael Essany

    Do you have a concept for a reality TV show, but aren't sure about the next steps? Loaded with practical, step-by-step advice on the art and business of reality TV producing, and featuring insights from Mark Burnett, Dick Clark, and other top producers, Reality Check takes you from idea to...…

    Paperback – 2008-08-18

  • Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution

    1st Edition

    By Sharon Badal

    Short films have come into their own, not least in part due to the incredible new ways to distribute them, including the Web, cell phones, new festivals devoted to shorts--even television and theatres. This is the ultimate guide for anyone who's made a short film and wonders what to do next.…

    Paperback – 2007-12-18

  • The Insider's Guide to Film Finance

    1st Edition

    By Philip Alberstat

    Financing an independent feature film production is a highly complex process. This book demystifies the legal and commercial implications of a film from start to finish. It provides a detailed survey of each of the processes and players involved, and analyses of the legal and commercial issues…

    Paperback – 2004-09-02

  • The Budget Book for Film and Television

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Koster

    This guidebook is intended to help both the novice and the experienced producer to create and fine-tune their budgets. Based on the top budgeting software packages, Movie Magic and EP Budgeting, this book takes the reader through each line item in the budgeting software and describes the background…

    Paperback – 2004-02-27

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