Independent Feature Film Production: A Complete Guide from Concept through Distribution / Edition 4

Independent Feature Film Production: A Complete Guide from Concept through Distribution / Edition 4

by Gregory Goodell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312181175

ISBN-13: 9780312181178

Pub. Date: 05/15/1998

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Independent Feature Film Production is an essential guidebook for filmmakers. Gregory Goodell addresses the making of independent films, taking the reader through the process of the independent film's development phase: the script, commitment from the director and actors, and the legal structure necessary to raise money to make the picture. Whether

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Independent Feature Film Production is an essential guidebook for filmmakers. Gregory Goodell addresses the making of independent films, taking the reader through the process of the independent film's development phase: the script, commitment from the director and actors, and the legal structure necessary to raise money to make the picture. Whether interested in learning to make a movie on a shoestring budget or on a larger scale, this book guides the reader through the entire proces of developing an independent film.

This new edition has been completely updated to reflect changes in every aspect of the moviemaking process. Chapters are divided into five sections: Legal Structuring and Financing, The Preproduction Package, The Production Package, Postproduction, and Distribution and Marketing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312181178
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/15/1998
Edition description:
Fully Revised and Updated
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
598,654
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                    xvPREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION                         xvii PART ONE  Legal Structuring and Financing          3   CHAPTER 1  An Overview of Independent            3   Financing   CHAPTER 2  Selling the Investment                43   CHAPTER 3  Starting from Scratch                 59   CHAPTER 4  Selling the Investor                  64   CHAPTER 5  Variations on the Escrow Account      67   CHAPTER 6  The Development Company               70 PART TWO Preproduction                             75 INTRODUCTION                                       75   CHAPTER 7  The Screenplay                        77   CHAPTER 8  Selecting the Director, the Unit      100   Production Manager, and the First Assistant   Director   CHAPTER 9  The Budget                            106   CHAPTER 10  The Shooting Schedule and            126   Continuity Breakdown   CHAPTER 11 Casting                               135   CHAPTER 12  The Production Team                  154   CHAPTER 13  Electronic Media                     181   CHAPTER 14  Equipment, Facilities, and           195   Services   CHAPTER 15  The Final Step                       210 PART THREE  Production                             221   CHAPTER 16  Directing                            221   CHAPTER 17  The Production Process               227 PART FOUR  Postproduction                          249 INTRODUCTION                                       249   CHAPTER 18  Picture Editing                      251   CHAPTER 19  Postproduction Sound                 272   CHAPTER 20  The Sound Mix (or Final Dub)         303   CHAPTER 21  The First Print                      319 PART FIVE  Distribution and Marketing              333   CHAPTER 22  Distribution Strategy                333   CHAPTER 23  Domestic Distribution                347   CHAPTER 24  Foreign Distribution                 365   CHAPTER 25  Additional Markets                   371   CHAPTER 26  Marketing                            379 CONCLUSION                                         389 Appendix A  Sample Limited Partnership Agreement   391 Appendix B  Sample Budget for a $500,000 Film      406 Appendix C  Sample Budget for a $4.6 Million       412 Film Appendix D  Relative Values of Domestic and        441 International Markets Appendix E  References and Sources for             443 Additional Information Appendix F  Sample Domestic Distribution           462 Delivery Requirements Index                                              471 

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