The Producer's Business Handbook: The Roadmap for the Balanced Film Producer / Edition 3

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Overview

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the business of entertainment and learn to successfully engage in all related aspects of global production and exploitation with this revised and updated handbook.

With The Producer's Business Handbook as a guide, you'll learn to create the relationships that the most successful producers have with the various participants in the motion picture industry-this guide provides a global view of how producers direct their relationships with domestic and foreign studios, agencies, attorneys, talent, completion guarantors, banks, and private investors.

You get a thorough orientation to operating production development and single-purpose production companies. You'll also become familiar with the team roles needed to operate these companies, and learn how to attach and direct them. For those outside the US, also included is information on how to produce successful films without government funding.

This edition has been updated to include comprehensive information on the internal greenlighting process, government financing, and determining actual cost-of-money. It includes new, simplified project evaluation tools, expediting funding and distribution.

Together with its companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/leejr-9780240814636/)—which contains valuable forms and spreadsheets, tutorials, and samples-this handbook presents both instruction and worksheet support to independent producers at all levels of experience.

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This is the single best work on financing independent films. The landscape of the film business is changing rapidly and this is one of the only books addressing one of the most difficult aspects- financing. There is more to financing a film than developing a business plan and this book shows the practical, in-depth information, efficiently written and presented. -Don Smith, Associate Chair & Associate Professor, Film & Video Department, Columbia College

It is so sharply focused and so easy to digest, I am going to make it the official textbook for my online course in independent film marketing and sales across all platforms. -Sydney Levine, SydneysBuzz on IndieWIRE and IMDb, Online Instructor: UCLA Extension

This is a timely book, detailing a proven method for success and providing relevant data for both investors and filmmakers. -Jillian Alexander, MBA, CM&AA, CHRC,Managing Director, Corporate Development & Strategy, Conduit Consulting LLC, Former VP-Corporate Development, SONY Pictures Entertainment and member SONY US Ventures team

In show business, everyone is in love with the show, but it's the business of making significant money that turns on the big boys and girls inside the tent. Learn what they already know by reading this new edition. -Steve Ecclesine, Independent Producer (12 motion pictures and more than 700 television episodes)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240814636
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 280,333
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 How the Motion Picture Industry Functions 1

Chapter 2 U.S. Theatrical Distributors 21

Chapter 3 International Territories 37

Chapter 4 Internet Marketing and DIY Distribution 53

Chapter 5 Ancillary Windows, Rights, and Products 65

Chapter 6 Motion Picture Financing 81

Chapter 7 Production Incentives 99

Chapter 8 Completion Guarantors 127

Chapter 9 Attorneys, Negotiations, and Entertainment Law 133

Chapter 10 Talent, Agents, and Agencies 149

Chapter 11 Development, Production, and Producing Company Structures 157

Chapter 12 Development Financing 165

Chapter 13 The Team 185

Chapter 14 Production Company Operation 193

Chapter 15 The Producer's Business 223

Chapter 16 Reports, Data, and Producer's Principles 231

Glossary of Terms 247

Index 251

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