- Series: American Film Market Presents
- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Focal Press; 4 edition (March 14, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 024081150X
- ISBN-13: 978-0240811505
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book--and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out.
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* Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations
* Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout
* This guide to production management is on every producer's shelf and will save you time, money, and hassles
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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
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There are also industry-related books on marketing and financing. But, with the exception of Attorney Mark Litwak's publications, there hasn't been a book that provides all of the necessities to actually breakdown a script to dollars and cents, nor is there a book that helps you to allocate resources for specific and specialized areas within the production. And, provide the forms necessary to contract out certain services. But, within the pages of this book, it is all here, including original copies of SAG forms.
This book, THE COMPLETE FILM PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, 4TH ED., is so much more than that. It is a 500+ page resource book/manual/insider info that is an expansive and an exhaustive handbook that has literally hundreds of various forms, outlines, releases and confidentially -agreement forms that are used in every major production in the United States.
+ Ch. 1. The Production Team and Who Does What.
+ Ch. 3. Basic Accounting
+ Ch. 4. From Script to Schedule
+ Ch. 5. Incentives (tax-related discounts)
+ Ch. 6. Pre-Production
+ Ch. 7. Insurance Requirements
+ Ch. 9. Building Strong Industry Relations/ Making Good Deals/ Navigating the Politics
+ Ch. 11. Unions and Guilds
+ Ch. 15. Clearances and Releases
+ Ch. 16. A Guide to Music Clearances
+ Ch. 18- Ch. 21 Locations/ Travel & Housing
+ Ch. 24. Television
+ Ch. 25- 26. Independent Filmmaking
+ Ch. 28 Commercial Production (Bidding on projects)
+ Ch. 29- 30. Wrap and Post Production
+ Ch. 32 Industry Survival Tips
THE COMPLETE FILM PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, 4TH ED, is an indispensable tool for anyone interested or working in the entertainment industry. This is a well-researched, well-written and fully documented publication. It is a repository of forms, rules and inspirational insights that is, in my humble opinion, undeniably essential. This book comes with my highest recommendation.
THIS IS A MUST-OWN BOOK. 5 gargantuan stars.