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Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Eve Honthaner, Author of The Complete Film Production HandbookDear Amazon Readers,
This book, now in its fourth edition, has been an amazing journey. It's continued to evolve and improve as my career has expanded and the industry has changed in ways I couldn't even imagine when it first came out. Because our business has become more specialized, what started as a collection of material that encompassed the scope of my experience has come to include incredibly valuable information on various facets of the industry. I couldn't share this with you without the help of several colleagues, friends and friends of friends who generously contributed their expertise to this and past editions. I've learned a great deal from them and continue to learn from the many talented individuals I've had the privilege to work with--the behind-the-scenes heroes who know how to make the magic happen while sticking to a budget and schedule, keeping the cast and crew happy (and moving), helping to achieve the director's vision and creatively overcoming countless daily challenges.
I collect new information and memorable experiences from every job and project I work on--both for the book and (when I teach) for the benefit of my students, who are the ones who never fail to remind me of why I love being in this business.
My goal is to make your job easier by compiling material on a great many aspects of production, providing useful checklists, an array of forms and loads of practical advice that will help you make your film. I want to guide you through the process, so you'll want to do again and then again after that--whether it's a 10-minute short or a big studio feature.
The Complete Film Production Handbook has become an industry standard, and I can't tell you how gratifying it is to see it in production offices and on sets--to know that it's helping film students and filmmakers all over the country. I'm grateful every time it's purchased, used and recommended, but would especially like to thank those who have been buying the book since its first edition.-Eve Honthaner
"Eve has written two books on film, The Complete Film Production Handbook and Hollywood Drive, both of which have been very well received. The production manual is in its fourth edition and is used through the industry and at university around the country."--Studio City Magazine
I won this book in a recent short film screening event, prizes sponsored by focal press. I am an Independent film maker and undoubtedly this is holy grail of the in's and out's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amit jain
Excellent film production text with valuable information. Great resource to turn to for industry information.Published 1 month ago by Sorina
Excellent book, I'm using it for a production management class and it is very detailed and well written. I would recommend buying it.Published 1 month ago by Brandon Allen
I've been a Production Coordinator for a number of years. Though nothing is new to me, the Production Handbook becomes very helpful and can be guided professionally. Thank youPublished 3 months ago by Rita Galea
I purchased this as I started to produce indie projects. There is so much information and all of the info here trumps whatever you can find on Wiki. Read morePublished 5 months ago by RJO
This edition is quite thorough and a good reminder of various, essential details even for the seasoned filmmaker. Read morePublished 6 months ago by UPM
do it. buy it. don't be a chump. it won't leave you in a dump. consider your life without it.Published 6 months ago by Jason Aumann
A must have if you're going to be in the business! I'm just starting and am glad that I was fortunate to have obtained this great book! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michele Wright