Letters to Young Filmmakers: Creativity and Getting Your Films Made

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Letters to aspiring directors, producers, screenwriters, and other creatives from one of the world’s leading teachers of film. Suber emphasizes that what is required of a professional in the world of film is not just technique, but an understanding and ability to deal with the realities of how films get made.

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Overview

Letters to aspiring directors, producers, screenwriters, and other creatives from one of the world’s leading teachers of film. Suber emphasizes that what is required of a professional in the world of film is not just technique, but an understanding and ability to deal with the realities of how films get made.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615930630
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 1,074,041
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

If anyone can be called the “Yoda” of filming, it’s Howard Suber. For 46 years, Howard Suber has taught generations of screenwriters, directors, producers, and film scholars at UCLA’s celebrated film school, and his former students are today creating films and television programs and teaching film studies throughout the world.

He created and for many years chaired UCLA’s current Film and Television Producers Program, which is focused on the realities of the modern film and television industries. He has team-taught with, or brought into the Producers Program, many of the most important movie studio heads, agents, producers, lawyers, and executives in the industry.

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Becoming a Filmmaker

Becoming a Professional Filmmaker

The Letters:

Fate vs. Destiny; War; Is it Who You Know?; “Born Creative”?; The Principal Principle of Creativity; Inspiration; Originality; Ideas; Pitching; What’s It About?; If The Screenplay Is So Important, How Come Screenwriters Are So Often Treated Like Shit?; Emotional Storyboards; Write What You Know?; Creating Recognizable Characters; Developing Your Writing; The Audience; What Audiences Want; Strategy and Artistic Freedom; Logistics; Prioritizing; Hollywood; What Movie Are You Living Now?; Decisions; Active vs. Effective; Negotiating; Aggression; Motivations vs. Goals; Rules vs. Principles; What’s Most Important?; Treatments; Readers and Coverage; Development; Options; Marketplace Value of First Time Screenplays; Credits; Writers vs. Producers; Producers vs. Everyone Else; Conflict; Partnerships; Mentors and Models; Sharing Your Passion; How Much Does A Film Cost?; What Happened To The Studios?; The Golden Age of Independent Film; Making an Independent Film; Agents; Managers; Hip Pocketing; Getting Started as a Director; Doing Things for The Good of the Film; Exhibition and Distribution; Marketing; Minorities and Women in the Industry; Ageism and Youthism; Copy and Other Rights; Life Rights and Romans À Clef; Being Screwed; Other Opportunities; The End of the Industry; What Determines Success?; Why Try?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Awesome.

    It's full of useful knowledge on the industry and craft. I searched for it on whim because of Letters to a Young Poet and couldnt be more happy with this find. A must read for filmmakers.

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