Corporate Media Production
Media Law for Producers
Phillip H. Miller
This comprehensive handbook explains, in lay terms, the myriad
of legal issues that producers face on a regular basis: production
contracts, permits, permissions and clearances, releases, insurance,
libel and privacy concerns, working with guilds, royalties and residuals,
as well as protecting the finished production through copyright and
trademark registration. A must for producers. Softcover, 399 pp. $59.95.
Presenting on TV and Radio
An Insider's Guide
Some of the best known broadcasters and presenters have contributed to this clear
and informative guide to presenting for TV and radio. Packed with practical exercises
to improve your presentation skills and advice on how to get into the industry, Presenting
on TV and Radio is a must for the budding broadcast journalist and presenter.
Softcover, 261 pp. $44.99.
Thom Taylor and Melinda Hsu
Intelligent and accessible, this book addresses the needs of
independent filmmakers in the age of digital cinema. The roles
of agents, producers, distributors, studios, and financiers are
all discussed in light of what is regarded as an immenent metamorphosis
in the industry. Softcover, 235 pp. $41.95.
Corporate Media Production
This book offers students and managers an in-depth exploration of corporate media
production, including all of the technical, interpersonal and creative elements
needed for a successful production. This new edition has been updated to reflect
the most current trends in the industry, with an emphasis on the Mini-DV revolution.
264 pp. $67.99.
The Complete Film Production Handbook
Eve Light Honthaner
The Complete Film Production Handbook is a comprehensive step-by-step
guide covering the essentials of the business, from checklists and sample pre-production
and post production schedules to contracts and company policies relating to insurance,
talent management, and even customs and immigration details. The book contains all
of the many necessary forms including SAG, DGA, and WGA forms, together with standard
production forms, deal memos, and release forms which are found both in the book
and on companion CD. $90.95.
Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video
David K Irving
Considered by many to be the definitive book on the subject, Producing and Directing
the Short Film and Video, Second Edition clearly illustrates all of the steps
involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Its unique
two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both producer and
director, and explains how their separate energies must combine to create a successful
short film or videoñall the way from script to final product. This guide offers
extensive examples from two award-winning short narrative films (Lunch Date and Truman)
and one short documentary (Mirror Mirror), and includes insightful quotes from the
filmmakers themselves describing the problems they encountered and how they solved
This edition expands on the director's role in pre-visualizing a project, aided by
the addition of more than 50 new photos and illustrations. Issues such as storyboarding,
lighting, and composition are addressed in detail. Other additions and enhancements
include a discussion of the evolving role of digital technology on all aspects of
production from script to screen.
Filmmaking for Dummies
Bryan Michael Stoller
Whether you're shooting a movie short or a feature film, find
out how to do everything from developing a project, pitching it,
and obtaining financing to hiring your cast and crew, shooting and
editing your film, and distributing it for the world to see. Written
by an international-award-winning filmmaker, this instructional,
yet highly readable book is a must for the fledgling filmmaker. Softcover,
354 pp. $29.99.
Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Second Edition
is accompanied by a companion website (www.focalpress.com/companions)
containing useful forms and information on grants and financing sources,
distributors, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources
for short works, and professional
associations. Large-format softcover, $74.95.
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