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Producing for Hollywood: A Guide for Independent Producers Paperback – June 1, 2004
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...clear, insightful, and an invaluable roadmap for anyone who wants to take the leap into independent production... -- Dean Hargrove, creator/producer/writer, Jake and the Fatman, Diagnosis Murder, Perry Mason films
A Hollywood professional gives it to you straight-follow it and youll be on your way. -- David L. Wolper, executive producer, Roots
Messrs. Mason and Gold have fashioned a very readable and helpful introduction to producing for Hollywood... -- Sid Sheinberg, former president, MCA; president, The Bubble Factory
Theres no set corporate ladder in the world of Hollywood producing...these guys show you how to take the elevator... -- Dick Donner, producer/director, Lethal Weapon, Superman, Maverick, Conspiracy Theory --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Producing for Hollywood teaches readers the skills and traits they need to succeed as the mastermind behind an independent production, including insider tips on how to assemble and manage a talented ensemble of writers, directors, actors, and crew-members. From first pitch to final cut, this unique overview chronicles:
Finding a script
Developing the package and raising money
The three phases of production
How to work with writers, directors, actors, and crew
Distribution and marketing
Filming outside the U.S.
The world of television Complete with an extensive appendix containing a sample film partnership proposal, a sample budget and cash flow, miscellaneous forms and information, and listings of film festivals and foreign distributors, this is an indispensable handbook for any seriously interested in producing independent film. "We have given you the tools you will need to become the independent producer you want to be," say Mason and Gold. "It is up to you how those tools are used. The motion picture business, like most art forms, is not stationary. It is ever-changing, always evolving. We know the road is difficult, because we have been there. We also know that dreams can come true, because we've been there, too." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The authors TRIED to spice up the text with an anecdote here and there, but it still reads somewhat like a textbook. Thus, buy the book if you're looking for real content, not juice.