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  • 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 – 2017-07-26 
    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 – 2017-07-25 
    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 – 2017-07-25 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Directing and Producing for Television

    A Format Approach, 5th Edition

    By Ivan Cury

    Directing and Producing for Television provides essential tools required to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Ideal for students in television production courses, Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats, including…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20
    Focal Press

  • Write to Shoot

    Writing Short Films for Production

    By Marilyn Beker

    Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind. Beker instructs them how to showcase their strengths, tailor projects to shoestring budgets, resources, and practical production parameters without sacrificing the quality…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Focal Press

  • The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production

    The People and The Process, 3rd Edition

    By Lorene M. Wales

    This expanded, updated, and revised third edition of Lorene Wales’ The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production offers a comprehensive introduction to the positions/roles, procedures, and logistics of the film and digital video production process, from development and pre-production all the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Focal Press

  • Independent Filmmaking and Digital Convergence

    Transmedia and Beyond

    By Vladan Nikolic

    Independent Filmmaking and Digital Convergence: Transmedia and Beyond offers a comprehensive analysis of the technological changes of the past few decades in independent film and media-making, and explores new strategies and practices in media production, exhibition and distribution for independent…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13
    Focal Press

  • 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

  • Think/Point/Shoot

    Media Ethics, Technology and Global Change

    Edited by Annette Danto, Mobina Hashmi, Lonnie Isabel

    Think/Point/Shoot gives students a thorough overview of the role of ethics in modern media creation. Case studies emphasize the critical issues in global media ethics today in all stages of media creation from preproduction research and development, to production and post production. This volume…

    Paperback – 2016-09-19
    Focal Press

  • Independent Animation

    Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films

    By Ben Mitchell

    With the advent of advanced hand-held technology and the widespread nature of the internet, the world of animated filmmaking is more exciting and accessible than ever. Due to this cultural and technological development, the success of independent animated film makers is on the rise. Independent…

    Paperback – 2016-09-07
    CRC Press

  • The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking

    From Preproduction to Festivals and Distribution

    By Dan Mirvish

    In The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking, celebrated Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish offers a rich exploration of the process and culture of making low-budget, independent films. Once labelled a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, Mirvish shares his…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Focal Press

  • The Movie Business Book

    4th Edition

    Edited by Jason E Squire

    Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major disruptions and technology advancements since the third edition, The Movie Business Book offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of this fascinating, global business. A must-read for film students and industry newcomers,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-01
    Focal Press

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