Starting with pre-production, through production, and until the end of post-production, the one resource that you will never put down in the Fonebook. A veritable encyclopedia of the Toronto film industry, this directory will put you in contact with the people and the companies necessary to make your film, TV series, music video, commericial, or industrial/corprate spot. Now only $10.00, there is simply no excuse not to own this essential book! Coil-bound, 238 pp. $10.00.
Reality Check: The Business and Art of Producing Reality TV
Loaded with practical advice on the art and business of reality TV producing and featuring insights from top producers in the field, Reality Check gives comprehensive advice on how to realize your reality TV ideas. Softcover, 260 pp. $20.95.
The "Show Runner" is the television producer who commands a show's moment-to-moment, day-to-day details. This lively, informmative book covers all aspects of show-running variety and talk shows for television. It also defines the roles played by the many producers whose credits we see on the screen and their interactions with the show runner. Softcover, 177 pp. $23.95.
Hollywood Creative Directory
62nd Edition Spring 2008
The 62nd Edition of the Hollywood Creative Directory is your complete reference to: studios and networks, film and TV executives, production companies, projects in development, independent producers, TV shows and staff, as well as production tracking. Softcover, 471 pp. $73.95.
Hollywood Representation Directory, 34th Edition
Includes contact information for: talent and literary agents, personal managers, entertainment attorneys, business affairs departments, publicity commpanies, and casting directors. Softcover, 424 pp. $77.95.
The Art of Film Funding: Alternative Financing Concepts
Carole Lee Dean
You can find the money to make your film! Let Carole Lee Dean show you the inside track to funds from corporations and individuals. Learn winning financing techniques to raise your budget and get the checks written. Here is the ultimate reference guide for creating the perfect pitch, inspiring your winning application, finding and connecting with funding organizations, making a successful "ask," and landing the money to make your film. Softcover, 251 pp. $35.95.
The Phone Book to Hollywood: Hollywood Creative Directory
59th Edition 2007
& L.M. Siegel
This 59th edition contains contact information for studios and networks, film and TV executives, production companies, independent producers, TV shows and staff, projects in development, production tracking and selected credits. It now also includes mobile content producers. Softcover, 496 pp. $89.95.
Hollywood Creative Directory: Hollywood Music Industry Directory
4th Edition 2007
Matt Hayes & L.M. Siegel
This 4th edition contains info on record companies, A & R executives, agents and managers, music publishers, soundtrack executives, music supervisors, film & TV composers and recording studios. Softcover, 360 pp. $89.95.
Film Production Management
Film Production Management is a practical guide to what it takes to get a screenplay produced in Hollywood and onto the big screen or television. This book contains chapters on contracts, insurance, and special tips for low-budget films. This new edition has been updated to include new information on shooting permits, immigration and temporary work permits, digital FX, completion bonds, festivals, and film schools. Updated forms have also been included, such as new versions of deal memos, budgeting sheets, and script breakdown sheets. Softcover, 225 pp. $43.95.
Directing and Producing for Television
Directing and Producing for Television provides you with the tools you
need to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings.
Based on his years of experience in the industry and teaching the
subject, Ivan Cury illustrates fundamental principles with engaging
anecdotes that teach by example. Ideal for students in television
production courses as well as industry professionals, Directing
and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques
for various formats including panel programs, demostrations, music,
commercials, PSAs, news, documentaries, remote broadcasts and sports.
Softcover, 257 pp. $54.95.
Production Management 101
Deborah S. Patz
In this greatly expanded second edition of "Surviving Production", Deborah Patz taps into her eighteen years of experience to advise you from preproduction through production, wrap, postproduction, and even audit. She shares secrets and systems and tells it like it is. Softcover, 460 pp., $51.95.
Douglas Gomery & Luke Hockley
Television Industries provides a comprehensive introduction to the inner
workings of the television industry, focusing on the key features
of the contemporary television landscape: television as a business,
the technologies of television, the infrastructures of the industry,
programme development and production practices, scheduling, budgeting
and selling advertising air time, television's policy and regulatory
frameworks, and the culture of television. Softcover, 130 pp. $36.99.
30-Second Storyteller: The Art and Business of Directing Commercials
This book focuses on directorial challenges specifically related to creating
a TV spot -- the techniques involved, the technologies of choice, and the obstacles
that come between you and a successful career. It begins by teaching you how
to get your foot in the door -- creating a spec reel, picking a specialty, getting
signed with a production company, and successfully bidding for projects. It then
covers the production of a commercial from preproduction through the shoot, all
the way to finishing in post-production. Not only will The 30-Second
Storyteller teaches you how to get work as a commercial director and
how to navigate the pitfalls of production, but it will also show you how to
get clients to keep coming back to you for more. Softcover, 304 pp. $46.95.
You Want to Be a Producer
Examining all the nuts and bolts of production, such as raising money and securing
permissions, finding a story and developing a script, choosing a director, hiring
actors, and marketing your project, So You Want to Be a Producer is a must-have
resource packed with insider information and first-hand advice from top Hollywood
producers, writers, and directors, offering invaluable help for beginners and
professionals alike. Softcover, 273 pp. $21.00.
Entertainment Sourcebook 2005
Published by ATAC (The Association of Theatrical Artists and Craftspeople),
this is the essential one-volume resource directory for all members
of the art departments in both the film and theatre industries. Coil-bound,
654 pp. $52.50.
Paul Mason & Don Gold
Budding filmmakers, television producers, directors, writers, and
students get a crash course on the independent production scene in
this riveting account of the business and its key players. Two veteran,
award-winning producers provide a unique overview of the producer's
journey, all the while teaching aspiring filmmakers the nuts and bolts
of filmmaking. Softcover, 275 pp. $29.95.
Harold L. Vogel
Entertainment Industry Economics is a comprehensive, up-to-date
reference guide on the economics, financing, production, and marketing
of entertainment in the United States and overseas. Investors, business
executives, accountants, lawyers, arts administrators, and general
readers will find that the book offers an invaluable guide to how entertainment
industries operate. Hardcover, 611 pp. $75.95.
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.
Canadian Television Financing:
The Buck Starts Here
If you are a producer, a would-be producer, or want to become involved
in the television industry, then this book is essential reading. Written by
an experienced and respected producer in the Canadian television industry,
this book will teach you how to develop marketable ideas and turn them into
winning television programs, how to translate an idea for a television program
into a credible proposal on paper, how to approach television stations and funding
bodies, and much more.
Dealmaking in the Film & Television Industry
With this book -- the popular, award-winning "self-defense" book for everyone
working in the film industry -- the filmmaker can expect to save themselves thousands
of dollars in legal fees, from negotiations to final contracts, as they navigate
the shark-infested waters of the entertainment business. This second edition is expanded
and updated. Softcover, 407 pp. $46.95.
Multiskilling For Television Production
Peter Ward, Alan Bermingham and Chris Wherry
Written by television trainers who run their own courses on Multiskilling, this book
offers a comprehensive introduction to the broad range of skills and technical knowledge
required in this industry. Topics covered include: Television engineering, Production
methods, Safety, Lighting, Sound, Multicamera camerawork, Video recording formats,
Video editing, Audio-post production and much more. Large-format softcover, $98.95.
Business Plans for Independents
The third edition of Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents
contains completely revised and updated financial and industry data. This book teaches
readers how to create a business plan to present to a potential investor. With its
easy-to-follow format and its step-by-step approach, this unique guide bridges the
gap between the filmmaker and business, whether you are looking to create a plan
for one film or multiple films.
The third edition includes a new chapter on the growing use of the internet as an
outlet for film. $49.95.
Corporate Media Production thoroughly examines all aspects of this
exciting creative field, from the initial script to the final stages of
book also clarifies the roles of the writer, producer, director
and client while focusing on the dynamic relationship shared by these key
players. This in-depth book
captures all the technical and creative elements used in the creation
of media in the corporate world. $74.95.
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.
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
Film & Video
This classic best selling book has been updated to include new budgets
for digital video feature films, a "no budget" feature, and the
all-important digital video transfer to 35mm for theatrical release.
All the budget forms featured in the book are provided as fee downloads
from an accompanying website, which can be accessed via www.mwp.com.
How an Independant Producer Blasts Through Barriers to Make Movies that Matter
Hailed by the New York Times as the "godmother to the politically committed
film," Christine Vachon has made her name with such bold, controversial
and commercially successful films as Boys Don't Cry, Kids, Safe,
I Shot Andy Warhol and
Velvet Goldmine. Over the last decade, she has become a driving force
behind the most daring and strikingly independant filmmakers and
helped put them on the map.
In this savagely witty and straight-shooting guide, Vachon reveals
the guts of the filmmaking process and offers shrewd practical insights
and troubleshooting tips
on handling everything from hysterical actors and disgruntled teamsters
to obtuse marketing executives. $18.50.
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