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Film Production Management, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Film Production Management will tell you in step-by-step detail how to produce a screenplay and get it onto the big screen. Whether you are an aspiring or seasoned film professional, this book will be an indispensable resource for you on a day-to-day basis. This updated edition remains true to the practical, hands-on approach that has made previous editions so successful, and has been updated with revised forms, permits, and budgets applicable to all productions; contains important information on standards and typical processes and practices; includes the latest information available on technological advances such as digital FX; and discusses the impact of the Internet on filmmaking.

Film production professionals at all levels of experience will benefit from the information in this handbook to film production management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Dedication
  4. Title Page
  5. Copyright
  6. Contents
  7. Introduction
  8. 1. The Production Manager
    1. The Production Manager’s Job
    2. The Process of Production Management
    3. Practical Tips
  9. 2. The Business of Film
    1. Development
    2. Preproduction
    3. Production (Principal Photography)
    4. Postproduction
  10. 3. Preparing for Production
    1. Script Breakdown
    2. Shooting Schedule
  11. 4. Special Tips for Low-Budget Productions
    1. What Makes a Movie Expensive?
    2. Making Deals
  12. 5. Locations
    1. Location Survey
    2. Film Commissions
    3. Permits
    4. Foreign Shoots
  13. 6. Unions
    1. Screen Actors Guild and Screen Extras Guild
    2. Directors Guild of America
    3. The Union/Nonunion Debate
  14. 7. Cast and Crew
    1. Hiring Procedures
    2. Crew Duties
    3. Actors and Agents
  15. 8. Contracts, Agreements, and Working Permits
    1. Staff, Crew, and Actor Agreements
    2. Other Agreements
    3. Immigration Laws and Working Permits
  16. 9. The Budget and Production Budget Forms
    1. The Production Budget Process
    2. Production Budget Forms
  17. 10. Insurance
    1. Types of Insurance
    2. Guild- and Union-Required Insurance Benefits
  18. 11. Completion Bonds
    1. Completion Bond Contract
  19. 12. Film Festivals and Markets
  20. 13. Film Schools
  21. Appendix 1: Selected Addresses
    1. National Guilds
    2. Producers’ Organizations
    3. Government Offices
    4. Location Scouting and Permit Services
    5. State Film Commissions
  22. Appendix 2: Example Agreement Forms
    1. Unit Production Manager and Assistant Director Deal Memorandum—Film
    2. Location Agreement
    3. Location Information Sheet
    4. SAG Taft/Hartley Report
    5. SAG Daily Contract (Day Performer) for Theatrical Motion Pictures
    6. Cast Deal Memo
    7. Crew Deal Memo
  23. Index