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.
How to Make Great Short Feature Films:
The Making of Ghosthunter
Making a short film is one of the first vital steps to becoming a filmmaker. This
book and DVD is a 'short filmmakers kit' for aspiring producers. It combines advice
and inspiration with essential practical information as well as a real-world case
study of the making of the short film, 'Ghosthunter', providing a rare inside
view of the process. $47.95.
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 videoóall 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 Budgets
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.
The book retails for $44.95.
Agents & Managers -- Volume 23
Over 1,300 companies and 4,600 names. The most complete directory of talent agencies
and personal management companies and TV show casting directors. Produced by Hollywood
Creative Directory. $87.95.
Producers -- Volume 45
Over 1,700 companies and 7,800 names. The most complete directory of producers, studios
and network executives and TV shows and staff. Produced by Hollywood Creative Directory.