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The Complete Film Production Handbook

The Complete Film Production Handbook
Your Price: $99.95 CDN
Author: Eve Light Honthaner
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 544
Pub. Date: 2010
Edition: 4th
ISBN-10: 024081150X
ISBN-13: 9780240811505

About the Book:

The Complete Film Production Handbook is for working film and TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator, this helpful resource guide will save you time, money, and hassles.

The Complete Film Production Handbook by Eve Light Honthaner is a comprehensive step-by-step guide covering the essentials of the business, from checklists and sample pre-production and post production schedules to contracts and company policies relating to insurance, talent management, and even customs and immigration details. The book has everything you'll need (including standard production forms, deal memos, release forms and checklists) to set up and run a production – from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements.

Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. This book provides producers and production managers with both a quick reference and refresher and an easy means of training your production staff on the day to day procedures needed to keep your production running smoothly. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read The Complete Film Production Handbook – and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what must be considered and accomplished before a single camera can roll, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out.

This fourth edition of The Complete Film Production Handbook includes substantial updates throughout and examines such topics as:

• Hundreds of forms, contracts, and checklists available to print and use on your production
• Basic accounting procedures
• Production team members and their responsibilities
• Working with vendors – negotiating deals
• Saving money
• Working with extras
• Information specific to television production and commercials
• The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it
• Coverage of travel, Foreign locations; work visas, shipping, and customs regulations
• Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout
• Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts and much more!

What people say:

"The Complete Film Production Handbook ... is in its fourth edition and is used through the industry and at university around the country." — Studio City Magazine

"Concise and complete, book is a how-to, how-not-to, where-to-find, where-to-go and what-to-do on filmmaking. A must for novices." — Variety

"A must-have for anyone seriously considering producing a film for the first time… practical, accessible and essential reference for novice filmmakers, and is highly recommended resource for even the more experienced movie producer." — Bookwatch

"Do you want to save time? The Complete Film Production Handbook is a comprehensive review of everything relating to production management you thought you knew. This valuable collection of charts, forms, instructions, and guidelines is a must for producers, production managers, assistant directors, cinema students, and the industry as a whole. If you want to be up-to-date, this is a must-have handbook." — Howard Kazanjian, film producer whose career spans 50 years

"For anyone entering film production management, this book is a must own." — Jay Roewe, Senior Vice President of Production, HBO Films

"I've recommended Eve's production handbook to several people in this industry as well as purchased copies for my employees here at MGM. I strongly recommend this latest edition." – Robert E. Relyea, film producer whose career spanned over 40 years

"Based on her hands-on experience, Eve has compiled a remarkably well-researched and up-to-date guide to the complexities of motion picture production. The Complete Film Production Handbook serves as an essential resources and invaluable tool for the film professional or student." — Ron Lynch, a senior executive at five major studios who has overseen the production of 200 feature films

About the Author:

Eve Light Honthaner is the President of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) with over 300 Film Commissions on six continents. She was the Deputy Director of the California Film Commission (CFC) from 2013-2020. Having previously come from a background in production management, she worked in various staff positions and in every freelance capacity from PA to line producer. She worked for companies such as DreamWorks and Legendary Pictures and has been teaching a popular summer course at USC's School of Cinematic Arts called Breaking Into the Film Industry. She is the author of The Complete Film Production Handbook.