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- ISBN: 9780240817637 | 024081763X
- Cover: Nonspecific Binding
- Copyright: 1/24/2012
Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking explains the simple, basic, clear cut role of the independent. Raising funds to do your dream project, producing award-winning films for a low budget, putting name actors on your indie film-it's all doable, and this book guides you through the earliest stages of raising funding to selling and distributing a finished film-and all under the scope of a low budget, so that the film can actually make it to the screen. Laid out in a step-by-step, A to Z, matter-of-fact style how the Producer's role can be easy and fun-especially when the Producer's role is spelled out, and when the Producer treats their film as a business. Showing you how to manage the overall budget for the film, and how to treat the film as a business, Suzanne Lyons pilots you through the actual making of SAG ultra low budget films ($200k-$1M) to show you how easy and fun it can be. Interviews with successful international producers provide additional perspective not found anywhere else. This book shows you how to avoid the painful pitfalls faced by so many-if you didn't secure the copyright/option for your film, or you began raising funds without the proper legal paperwork in hand, this book shows you how to do it right from the outset, giving you the essential tools you need to make your film a success from the ground up. . Breaks down the complicated duties of producing into manageable (and fun!) pieces, covering all the stages of producing a movie . Interviews with global producers from films such as Napoleon Dynamite, Open Water, Brick, the Undead, and more, give you real-world insight that can be applied to your own films . Shows readers how to seccure funding for their films - an ever difficult task . Author is highly in demand as a Hollywood producer, instructor, and industry leader