Managing a Video Production Company

Managing a Video Production Company

by Tom Vaughan-Mountford
Managing a Video Production Company

Managing a Video Production Company

by Tom Vaughan-Mountford


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Providing a detailed break-down of the skills required to establish and grow a profitable production company, this book enables content creators and filmmakers to navigate the commercial video production world and the needs of its clients.

Drawing on professional experience in the industry as well historical examples, author Tom Vaughan-Mountford illustrates the ways in which producers can avoid common pitfalls and better manage their business, projects, and clients. Making the corporate world accessible for filmmakers, this book covers all aspects of the video production process, equipping creatives with the tools—and the mindset—to offer their skills to paying clients in a reliable, repeatable, and above all profitable manner.

This book is ideal for filmmakers and content creators looking to establish a successful video production business, and features an online resource pack with example production paperwork including a call sheet, and example script re-writes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367615499
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/20/2021
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.19(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tom Vaughan-Mountford has worked in the commercial video production and television advertising industry since the 1990s. He has worked in a variety of roles on several thousand productions, spanning a diverse spectrum of business sectors. Tom is currently the senior creative of a long-established video production company in the UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why Are You Doing This?, Chapter 2 Getting down to Business, Chapter 3 Working from Anywhere, Chapter 4 Assembling Your Team, Chapter 5 The Startup Shopping List, Chapter 6 Promoting Your Business, Chapter 7 Business Networking, Chapter 8 The Gig Economy, Chapter 9 Public Sector Tenders, Chapter 10 Receiving Your First Brief, Chapter 11 Production Budgets, Chapter 12 The Creative Pitch, Chapter 13 How to Write an Awesome Script, Chapter 14 Keeping Your Production Organised, Chapter 15 Coaching On-Camera Contributors, Chapter 16 Communicating with Your Clients, Chapter 17 Approval and Delivery, Chapter 18 Doing It by the Book, Chapter 19 Behaving like a Pro, Chapter 20 Managing Your Tech, Chapter 21 Managing Your Finances

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