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The Complete Film Production Handbook

The Complete Film Production Handbook
Your Price: $91.95 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:

Film and TV producers, production managers, production coordinators, first and second ADs, and production assistants will find this the most comprehensive and helpful resource guide available.

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 contains all of the many necessary forms including SAG, DGA, and WGA forms, together with standard production forms, deal memos, and release forms which are found both in the book and on the companion website.

The Complete Film Production Handbook provides producers and production managers with both a quick reference and refresher and an easy means of training their production staff on the day to day procedures needed to keep their production running smoothly. It provides film students with an in-depth look at what must be considered and accomplished before a single camera can roll and a more comprehensive understanding of the logistics that are required to complete and deliver a finished picture.

This fourth edition of The Complete Film Production Handbook includes substantial updates throughout. New chapters examine such topics as: Basic accounting procedures; Production team members and their responsibilities; Working with vendors — negotiating deals; Saving money; Working with extras; and Foreign locations — work visas, shipping and customs.

What people say:

"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, producer: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, Demolition Man

"For anyone entering film production management, this book is a must own." — Jay Roewe, 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, President-Production, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios

"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, Executive Vice President of Production, Universal Pictures

About the Author:

Eve Light Honthaner has been working in the entertainment industry in the field of production management for many years. Currently a production manager at Dreamworks, some of her credits include: Titanic, Tropic Thunder, Just Married, Joy Ride and In Dreams. In addition to teaching at the University of Southern California, she's been an instructor at The International Film & TV Workshops in Rockport, Maine, and the author of the industry best-seller, Hollywood Drive.