Letters to Young Filmmakers Creativity and Getting Your Films Made

ISBN-10: 1615930639

ISBN-13: 9781615930630

Edition: 2012

Authors: Howard Suber
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Description: Letters to aspiring directors, producers, screenwriters, and other creatives from one of the world’s leading teachers of film. Suber emphasizes that what is required of a professional in the world of film is not just technique, but an understanding and ability to deal with the realities of how films get made.

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Suber has taught more than 65 different courses in 40 years at UCLA's celebrated film schoo. He has been a consultant to every major film studio, and his former students are currently active throughout the world.

Dedication
Contents
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Becoming a Filmmaker
Becoming a Professional Filmmaker
The Contents of This Book
The Letters
Fate vs. Destiny
War
It's Who You Know
"Born Creative"?
The Principal Principle of Creativity
Inspiration
Originality
Ideas
Pitching
What's It About?
If The Screenplay Is So Important, How Come Screenwriters Are So Often Treated Like Shit?
Emotional Storyboards
Write What You Know?
Creating Recognizable Characters
Developing Your Writing
The Audience
What Audiences Want
Strategy and Artistic Freedom
Logistics
Prioritizing
Hollywood
What Movie Are You Living Now?
Decisions
Active vs. Effective
Negotiating
Aggression
Motivations vs. Goals
Rules vs. Principles
What's Most Important?
Treatments
Readers and Coverage
Development
Options
Marketplace Value of First Time Screenplays
Credits
Writers vs. Producers
Producers vs. Everyone Else
Conflict
Partnerships
Mentors and Models
Sharing Your Passion
How Much Does A Film Cost?
What Happened To The Studios?
The Golden Age of Independent Film
Making an Independent Film
Agents
Managers
Hip-Pocketing
Getting Started as a Director
Getting Started as a Producer
Doing Things for The Good of the Film
Exhibition and Distribution
Marketing
Minorities and Women in the Industry
Ageism and Youthism
Copy and Other Rights
Life Rights and Roman � Clef
Being Screwed
Other Opportunities
The End of the Industry
What Determines Success?
Why Try?
Index
About the Author
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