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Business of Theatrical Design

ISBN-10: 1621532402
ISBN-13: 9781621532408
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: James Moody
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Description: Written by a leading design consultant and carefully updated with the latest information on the industry, this is the essential guide to earning a living, marketing skills, furthering a design career, and operating a business. With more than thirty  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Written by a leading design consultant and carefully updated with the latest information on the industry, this is the essential guide to earning a living, marketing skills, furthering a design career, and operating a business. With more than thirty years of backstage and behind-the-scenes experience in theater, film, television, concerts, and special events, James Moody shares his success secrets for the benefit of design students and working designers. Topics include: Finding and landing dream assignmentsNegotiating feesSetting up ideal working spacesBuilding the perfect staffOvercoming fears of accounting and record-keepingChoosing the right insuranceJoining the right unions and professional organizationsAnd more In addition to revealing how to get the great design jobs in traditional entertainment venues, the author shows designers how to think outside the box and seize creative, lucrative opportunities—such as those in theme parks, in concert halls, and with architectural firms. Providing the keys for passionate, talented designers to become successful businesspeople, The Business of Theatrical Design is a must-read for novices and established professionals alike.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Kind of Business Am I?
Office, Home, or Studio
Staff and Design Associates
Accounting for Small Business
Business Liability and Insurance
Financial and Legal Considerations
Sales Methods, Technology, and Follow-Up
Making Contacts
Personal Appearance
The Interview
Group Dynamics and Negotiating Skills
Theatrical Unions
Professional Organizations
Contracts and Letters of Agreement
The Contract Rider and Follow-Up
Employment: Freelance, Academic, or Staff
Setting Your Salary and Fees
Equipment and Service as a Side Business
Non-Union Shows and Other Productions
The View from the Producer�s Desk
The Designers Prospective
The Future of the Business
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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