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Preparing For Takeoff by Arthur Vincie

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Chapter 11

Thinking Strategically

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FIGURE 11.1 Look at the big picture for a second.

So at this point in your prep work, you have a pile of documents on your hard drive, (hopefully) including the script, a breakdown, a schedule, a budget, the business plan. In fact, you probably have more than a few drafts of these docs.

Now it’s time to think strategically about how you’re going to actually make the film. This parallels the director’s prep outlined in Chapter 7. You’ll also be gathering resources, but with a slightly different purpose. Your goals are to:

1.  Discover connections. Who do you know who can help you?

2.  Trim the budget. Do you know ...

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