An in-depth, no holds barred look at making movies from ‘concept to delivery’ in today’s ever-evolving climate while breaking down the dos and don’ts of (independent) filmmaking. The author offers unbridled insight on many important subjects including what material to produce, tips on raising independent capitol, what to look for when hiring a production crew and how to select the right cast to get the most bang for your buck in the worldwide marketplace. Learn invaluable industry secrets from top to bottom and discover the truth about independent film distribution while tearing the lid off many myths surrounding today's output platforms. Already embraced by film schools across the country, "What You Don't Learn in Film School" is anticipated to make itself onto many curricula's of well-respected universities across North America. The foreword is written by Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner, Paul Williams ("Phantom of the Paradise", "Evergreen") and the introduction by one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood, Adam Kane ("Damnation", "Star Trek: Discovery" and "American Gods"). The book has received the praise from several industry heavyweights such as Neal Moritz ("The Fast & Furious", "S.W.A.T.", "21 & 22 Jump Street"), Jeff Sagansky (former President of SONY Entertainment and CBS Studios), and New York Times best-selling author, James Riordan ("Stone: The Controversies, Excesses and Exploits of a Radical Filmmaker" and "The Platinum Rainbow: How to Succeed in the Music Business...without Selling Your Soul").
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Great practical advice! 4.5 stars “What You Don’t Learn in Film School” by Shane Stanley is a wonderful resource, both for those who are joining the filmmakers’ world and for anyone else who is going to be either a worker or a boss. Does that sound like most of us? Yes. The practical information and advice is beneficial not only to those who have gone through cinema school but to anyone entering the workforce. I was intrigued by the opportunity to read this book both because I grew up in LA and attended USC—so I interacted with multiple people bitten by the Hollywood bug—and a member of my extended family just graduated from Cinema School. Yes, some of the concepts are proprietary to making movies, but the overall message…be prepared, treat everyone with respect, make connections, and be prepared (yes, that’s a deliberate repetition)…is applicable to any profession. The author is generous about sharing his experiences and hard-won knowledge and isn’t afraid to relate his mistakes or his gems. The writing style is comfortable and easily absorbed, and the advice about things like getting decent insurance, writing certain details into contracts, being wary of deals that seem too good to be true, and making sure your product is properly protected are all invaluable. I think that most professional schools cram their students’ heads full of information but frequently forget to cover practical elements of life. This book does a great job of covering some of that lack. A copy of this title was provided to me for review