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The Movie Business Book, 4th Edition

Book Description

Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major disruptions and technology advancements since the third edition, The Movie Business Book offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of this fascinating, global business. A must-read for film students and industry newcomers, this new edition features key movers and shakers, such as filmmaker-actor Jay Duplass, (The Puffy Chair, Cyrus), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Bourne Identity), National Amusements President Shari E. Redstone, Warner Bros. Pictures Worldwide Marketing Executive Vice President Blair Rich, and many others. A definitive sourcebook, it covers the nuts-and-bolts details about financing, revenue streams, marketing, globalization, micro-budgets and much more.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Dedication
  8. Thank-Yous
  9. Preface
    1. Chapter 1 Introduction
  10. I The Creators
    1. Chapter 2 The Entrepreneurial Producer
    2. Chapter 3 The Director
    3. Chapter 4 A Filmmaker’s Journey
  11. II The Property
    1. Chapter 5 The Screenwriter
    2. Chapter 6 Representing the Screenwriter
    3. Chapter 7 The Story Editor
    4. Chapter 8 Exploiting Intellectual Property Rights
  12. III Money
    1. Chapter 9 Movies, Money and Madness
    2. Chapter 10 Getting Paid!
    3. Chapter 11 Analyzing Movie Companies
  13. IV Management
    1. Chapter 12 A Chairman’s Perspective
    2. Chapter 13 Marvel Studios
    3. Chapter 14 The Movie Company as Financier-Distributor
    4. Chapter 15 The Independent Spirit
  14. V The Deal
    1. Chapter 16 The Entertainment Lawyer
    2. Chapter 17 Business Affairs
    3. Chapter 18 The Completion Guarantee
    4. Chapter 19 The Talent Agent
  15. VI Production
    1. Chapter 20 Production Management
    2. Chapter 21 The Social Network: Production Workflow
  16. VII Marketing
    1. Chapter 22 Motion Picture Marketing
    2. Chapter 23 Market Research
    3. Chapter 24 Film Festivals and Markets
  17. VIII Revenue Streams
    1. Chapter 25 Release Windows and Revenue Streams
    2. Chapter 26 Studio Accounting
  18. IX Theatrical Distribution
    1. Chapter 27 Studio Distribution
    2. Chapter 28 Independent Distribution
  19. X Theatrical Exhibition
    1. Chapter 29 The Exhibition Business
    2. Chapter 30 The Independent Exhibitor
  20. XI Home Entertainment and Self-Distribution
    1. Chapter 31 Home Entertainment
    2. Chapter 32 Online Self-Distribution
  21. XII The Diy Model
    1. Chapter 33 DIY: An Introduction
    2. Chapter 34 Producing in the DIY Model
  22. XIII Consumer Products
    1. Chapter 35 Consumer Products
  23. XIV International
    1. Chapter 36 Global Markets
    2. Chapter 37 An Overview of the Chinese Film Industry
  24. XV The Future
    1. Chapter 38 Entertainment Technologies: Past, Present and Future
  25. Index
  26. About the Editor