Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business : Tools and Tricks for Today's Directors, Writers, and Actors
A highly successful, award-winning independent producer shares his funny, practical, and innovative approach to breaking into film or television, whether you want to direct, act, write, or produceIt doesn't take film school or expensive, high-tech equipment to make a brilliant-and marketable-movie today, says successful maverick producer Dean Silvers. For aspiring filmmakers, it's easier than ever to produce-and sell-their work. Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business is packed with concrete, proven advice to help you follow in the footsteps of today's cinematic giants, many of whom broke out with runaway independent successes. Drawing from his own experience as a filmmaker, Silvers offers essential tips and a wealth of invaluable knowledge about every aspect of the moviemaking business, from Internet shorts to how to adapt, option, and collaborate on feature-length films (with shoestring budgets).
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 138 x 202 x 20mm | 200g
- 04 Mar 2014
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- William Morrow Paperbacks
- New York, United States
"The king of independent film." -- Casey Affleck, Academy Award (R) Nominated Actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's Eleven) "Dean brings all the resources needed." -- David O. Russell, Academy Award (R) Nominated Director (Flirting with Disaster, The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, Spanking the Monkey, Three Kings) "Dean is relentless... He's going to make your film-I can't say that about most people." -- Michelle Satter (Sundance Institute Founding Director, Feature Film Program)
About Dean Silvers
Dean Silvers, JD, MS, PhD, is an award-winning director, producer, and writer of many successful feature films, television shows, short films, and commercials. He has produced numerous acclaimed films, including Flirting with Disaster and Spanking the Monkey, which have made millions of dollars worldwide and starred such actors as Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, and many others. He has worked with such distinguished directors as Academy Award nominees David O. Russell, Bob Balaban, and Academy Award winner Juan Jose Campanella. His films have played at the most prestigious festivals in the world, including Cannes and Sundance. He lives in New York City.