The Complete Film Production Handbook

The Complete Film Production Handbook

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By (author) Eve Light Honthaner

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  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 30mm | 1,474g
  • Publication date: 21 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 024081150X
  • ISBN 13: 9780240811505
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 139,453

Product description

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 *Supplementary material and sample forms available at www.focalpress.com/9780240811505

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Author information

Eve Honthaner has been working in the entertainment industry in the field of production management for many years. Some of her credits include: Titanic, Just Married, Joy Ride and In Dreams. In addition to teaching at USC's Summer Program, she's been an instructor at The International Film & TV Workshops in Rockport, Maine and she is the founder of the Los Angeles-based networking organization Film Industry Network.

Review quote

"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

Table of 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