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Preparing For Takeoff by Arthur Vincie

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Chapter 3

Preparing Your Business

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FIGURE 3.1 Keeping track of money.

LEARNING BUSINESS AS AN ARTIST

In the days of the studio system, the executives were the businessmen, and they hired the filmmakers to be artists. By leveraging economies of scale – building reusable sets, purchasing equipment that could be used on multiple films, and hiring teams of craftsmen – they were able to produce films on an assembly-line model. These were some of the best films ever made, and every nation has copied the Hollywood model. The downside of having the businessmen run the show is that, as a filmmaker, you had to work within their guidelines. If you wanted ...

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