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Author Honthaner, Eve Light, 1950-

Title The complete film production handbook / Eve Light Honthaner
Edition 4th ed
Published Burlington, MA : Focal Press, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 524 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction; The Production Team & Who Does What; Pre-production; Establishing Company Policies; Insurance Requirements; Working With Vendors, Negotiating Deals & Saving Money; Setting Up Production Files; Deal Memos; Unions and Guilds; Talent; Standard Production Forms & Formats; Clearances & Release Forms; A Guide to Music Clearance; Safety; Locations; Distant Location; Foreign Location; Miscellaneous Production Forms; Wrap; Immigration, Customs & Visa Information; Visual Effects; Interactive; A Little Post Production; Creating Your Own Niche; Index of Forms
The production team and who does what -- The production office -- Basic accounting -- From script to schedule -- Incentives -- Pre-production -- Insurance requirements -- During the shoot -- Building strong industry relationships : making good deals and navigating the politics -- Deal memos -- Unions and guilds -- Principal talent -- Background talent -- There's an animal in my film -- Clearances and releases -- A guide to music clearance -- Safety -- Locations -- Distant location -- Foreign locations -- Travel and housing -- Shipping -- Effects -- Specifically television -- Independent filmmaking -- Practical low-budget filmmaking -- New media -- Commercial production -- Wrap -- Post production overview -- Greener filmmaking -- Industry survival tips
Summary 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. New topics and information in the fourth edition include: * Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts * Information specific to television production and commercials * The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it * 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 * Hundreds of forms, contracts, and checklists available to print and use on your production * New edition is fully updated with information about low-budget productions and much more!
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction
Genre/Form Electronic books
Handbooks and manuals
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780240811505