Film Producer


Do you have what it takes to be a producer? Do you know what it takes? In Hollywood in the nineties, the power is with the producer -- either working within a studio system or as an independent.
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Do you have what it takes to be a producer? Do you know what it takes? In Hollywood in the nineties, the power is with the producer -- either working within a studio system or as an independent.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Getting a film 'off the ground' defies all laws of gravity. Paul Lazarus's book The Film Producer is a relevation. I wish it had been available years ago when I began trying to beat the odds." —Daniel Melnick, producer/studio executive

"The first thorough guide to the subject. A unique and vital work for filmmakers." —Michael Deeley, Oscar-winning producer of The Deer Hunter and Blade Runner

"Paul Lazarus's book is not only an essential tool for aspiring technicians, writers, directors, and producers, it is also informative and entertaining reading for anyone who loves the movies." —Richard Donner, producer-director

"A comprehensive minicourse that's as important for the writer as for the producer. Paul Lazarus's very readable book is both thorough and accessible." —Linda Segar, author of Making a Good Script Great

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312299927
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1991
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul N. Lazarus III, a veteran motion picture figure, is currently the director of University of Miami's Motion Picture Program. Lazarus has held a variety of positions in the film industry including attorney, talent agent, studio executive, and producer of independent studio films.

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Table of Contents

Preface VII
I Development 1
1 Acquisition of Rights 3
2 Agents 16
3 The Studio 30
4 Alternative Sources of Financing 49
5 Hiring and Working with a Writer 64
II Production 79
6 Preproduction 81
7 Production 102
8 Collaboration with the Director 123
9 Postproduction 134
III Marketing 151
10 Marketing 153
11 Research 164
12 Motion Picture Advertising 176
13 Foreign Distribution 187
14 Audits and Accounting 198
Epilogue 210
Index 211
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