From Reel to Deal Everything You Need to Create a Successful Independent Film

ISBN-10: 0446674621
ISBN-13: 9780446674621
Edition: 2003
Authors: Dov S-S Simens
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Description: With his signature in-your-face, no-holds-barred advice, the Godfather of Independent Film teaches readers everything they need to know to create full-length feature films. From screenwriting ('There are two types of scripts: It's great or it  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

With his signature in-your-face, no-holds-barred advice, the Godfather of Independent Film teaches readers everything they need to know to create full-length feature films. From screenwriting ('There are two types of scripts: It's great or it sucks!') to distribution ('Who are the whores of Hollywood?'), Simens provides encyclopedic, precise, and creative instruction for making a vision a reality. By the end of the book, readers will know exactly what to do to make their films.

Meet Your Teacher
Resources and Tools: "Your Homework"
Producer: "Which Type Are You?"
Producing: "What It Takes"
Independent vs. Studio: "Don't Be Tricked"
Low-Budget: "$5,000 to $500,000 Feature"
The Script: "Only Great Will Do"
Optioning and Hiring: "Purchase the Great Story"
Screenwriting, Part I: "Writing the Script"
Screenwriting, Part II: "Make the Script Great"
Protection: "CYA. Register and Copyright"
Form Your Production Company: "Do Your Legal Work"
Financing, Part I: "The Studio Method"
Financing, Part II: "The Independent Method"
Budgets: "The Real Numbers"
Filmmaking: "The $1,000,000 Feature"
Film Stock: "How Much?"
The Film Lab: "Negotiate the Deal"
The Camera: "Rent the Package"
Expendables: "Purchase the Supplies"
Sound: "Get Your Sound Equipment"
Lighting and Grip: "Rent Light and Grip Equipment"
Crane and Dolly: "Rent a Dolly"
Above-the-Line: "What Talent Costs"
Directing: "A Crash Course"
Department Heads: "Hire Key People"
Production Crew: "Hire Crew"
What to Expect: "Get Ready for the Shoot"
Art, Props, Wardrobe, and Makeup: "Get 'a Look'"
Permits and Insurance: "Obtain Protection"
Locations: "Secure the Locations"
Dailies, FX/Stunts/Cars: "Keep It Simple"
Paperwork: "Organization Is Imperative"
Food and Craft Service: "Fuel Your Crew"
The Film Is Shot: "The Post-production Process"
The Picture Edit: "Pick an Editor"
The Sound Edit: "Pick a Sound Editor"
Music/Score: "Hire a Composer"
Post-Sound: "ADR, Foley, Mix, M&E, and Opticals"
Titles: "Give Credit"
Finish the Movie: "Strike a Final Print"
Filmmaking A-Z: "The $5,000 to $10,000,000 Feature"
Publicity: "Promote, Market ... Sell"
Film Festivals: "Enter, Attend ... Win"
Film Markets: "Foreign Sales"
Windows: "Follow the Money"
Cable and Video/DVD: "Maximize Revenues"
Theatrical Distribution: "Negotiate the Deal"
Self-Distribution: "Do It Yourself"
Digital Filmmaking: "The Future Is Here"
Fame and Fortune: "The Game Plan"
Index

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