Today's explosion of independent and digital filmmaking demands a brass-tacks guide to the business and legal aspects of the process. What fundraising options are available to a filmmaker? When should a filmmaker establish a corporation or limited liability company? How do screenwriters protect their work? What are a director's legal obligations to the producer, cast, and crew--and what are their obligations in return? And why must the filmmaker pay special attention to products and artwork that might appear in the background of a shot? This indispensable resource addresses the legal, financial, and organizational questions that an independent or guerrilla filmmaker must face, and the problems that will doom a project if left unanswered.
Discusses terms used in film production and distribution, marketing, accounting, insurance, securities, corporate structures and general financial arenas. All of the principal forms of feature film finance are covered, including studio/distributors, production companies, lending institutions, co-financing, pre-sales, grants, foreign and passive investor financing involving the sale of a security.
Introduction to important issues in documentary history and criticism. A new chapter, "I Want to Make a Documentary: Where Do I Start?" guides readers through the steps of planning and preproduction and includes an example of a project proposal for a film that went on to win awards at major festivals.
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Film Production Management by Bastian Cleve
Call Number: Lied Library Book Stacks PN1995.9.P7 C54 2017
Publication Date: 2018
A step-by-step guide on how to budget, organize, and successfully shoot a film and get it onto the big screen. Whether you are a film student or film production professional just getting started in the industry, this book is an indispensable resource for day-to-day business on the set. Written by veteran filmmaker Bastian Clevé, this book will teach you how to: Break down a screenplay Organize a shooting schedule Create a realistic budget Find and secure locations Network with agents to find actors Hire a crew and communicate effectively with unions The new edition features updated information on contracts, permits, and insurance; special tips for low-budget filmmaking; new information on digital workflows and production software; advice on green production practices; and expanded coverage of the role of the line producer.
Call Number: Lied Library Book Stacks PN1995.9.P7 C62 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Keenly aware that advancements in digital tools have literally revolutionized every technological aspect of cinema over the last twenty-five years, Francis Ford Coppola is convinced that this same transformation will profoundly alter the way films are conceived and directed, bringing changes as momentous as those when moviemaking shifted from the silent era to "talkies."
The National Endowment for the Arts supports organizations that are involved in a broad spectrum of activity in the media arts -- film, radio, and television -- including the production, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of work; the provision of services to the field; and the training of artists.
A division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Nevada Arts Council has a staff of 11 and a nine-member board whose members are appointed by the Governor. NAC is divided into five program areas: Artist Services, Arts in Education, Community Arts Development, Folklife and Grants. Through these program areas, NAC provides grant funding; offers professional assistance to artists, cultural organizations and schools; and coordinates statewide arts programming and activities for Nevada's cultural workforce. All NAC grants, programs and services are guided by a statewide planning process and a strategic plan.
The Academy Grants program directly supports the overall mission of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: to recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.
The Roy W. Dean Grant funds independent feature films, documentaries, web series, and short films that are unique and make a contribution to society that, without its help, might otherwise never get made. There are 3 film grants available each year. One for Spring, Summer, and Fall.