Independent Feature Film Production: A Complete Guide from Concept Through Distribution

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Overview

This new edition of the filmmaker's bible has been completely updated to reflect changes in every aspect of the moviemaking process.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is a must. It is a straightforward, insightful, and articulate account of what it takes to make a successful feature film."—Ridley Scott, director of Alien, Blade Runner, and Thelma & Louise

"Saves one from having to learn the hard way."—David Lynch, director of Lost Highway and Blue Velvet

"Superb in both its conception and execution."—David Puttnam, producer of Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, The Killing Fields, and Memphis Belle

"The first and most thoroughly researched compilation of information dealing with all aspects of feature films, from financing to production to post-production to distribution and marketing."—Michael Apted, director of Gorillas in the Mist, and Nell

"A clear, direct guide. I wish I had had this book when I started."—John Carpenter, director of Halloween, Escape from New York, and Vampires

"Absolutely crucial for filmmakers!"—Films in Review

"Anyone involved in the making of motion pictures, from television commercials to studio pictures, should read this book before beginning their next production."—Fay Kanin, screenwriter and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

"First rate . . . belongs in the classroom and should be read by many of those now teaching film history and criticism."—Los Angeles Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312304621
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1982
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory Goodell is an award-winning writer-producer-director whose credits include independent features, documentaries, television movies, and mini-series. He has lectured and taught at the American Film Institute and other organizations. Mr. Goodell lives on the West Coast with his wife and two daughters.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface to the New Edition
Pt. 1 Legal Structuring and Financing
Ch. 1 An Overview of Independent Financing
Ch. 2 Selling the Investment
Ch. 3 Starting from Scratch
Ch. 4 Selling the Investor
Ch. 5 Variations on the Escrow Account
Ch. 6 The Development Company
Pt. 2 Preproduction
Introduction
Ch. 7 The Screenplay
Ch. 8 Selecting the Director, the Unit Production Manager, and the First Assistant Director
Ch. 9 The Budget
Ch. 10 The Shooting Schedule and Continuity Breakdown
Ch. 11 Casting
Ch. 12 The Production Team
Ch. 13 Electronic Media
Ch. 14 Equipment, Facilities, and Services
Ch. 15 The Final Step
Pt. 3 Production
Ch. 16 Directing
Ch. 17 The Production Process
Pt. 4 Postproduction
Introduction
Ch. 18 Picture Editing
Ch. 19 Postproduction Sound
Ch. 20 The Sound Mix (or Final Dub)
Ch. 21 The First Print
Pt. 5 Distribution and Marketing
Ch. 22 Distribution Strategy
Ch. 23 Domestic Distribution
Ch. 24 Foreign Distribution
Ch. 25 Additional Markets
Ch. 26 Marketing
Conclusion
App. A Sample Limited Partnership Agreement
App. B Sample Budget for a $500,000 Film
App. C Sample Budget for a $4.6 Million Film
App. D Relative Values of Domestic and International Markets
App. E References and Sources for Additional Information
App. F Sample Domestic Distribution Delivery Requirements
Index
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