The Definitive Guide to the Legal and Financial Secrets of Getting Your Movie Made
Author: Kelly Crabb
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Performing Arts
A straightforward business and legal guide for novice movie producers covers a wide range of topics, including intellectual property laws, financing, and production challenges, in a guide that also provides in-depth coverage of understanding and negotiating a movie contract. 30,000 first printing.
Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major technological advances since the second edition, The Movie Business Book, Third Edition, offers the most comprehensive, authoritative overview of this fascinating, global business. A must-read for industry newcomers, film students and movie buffs, this new edition features key movers and shakers, such as Tom Rothman, chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment; Michael Grillo, head of Feature Film Production at DreamWorks SKG; Sydney Pollack; Mel Brooks; and many others. A definitive sourcebook, it covers nuts-and-bolts details about financing, revenue streams, marketing, DVDs, globalization, the Internet and new technologies. All of this -- and more -- is detailed in this new edition of the classic Movie Business Book.
Behind the glitter of Hollywood lies a high-powered, multibillion-dollar business whose workings are known only to industry insiders.InThe Movie Business Book,forty of Hollywood's most celebrated producers, directors, screenwriters, agents, lawyers, marketers, distributors, exhibitors, and deal makers reveal the secrets of their trade in personal accounts that are both highly informative and wonderfully entertaining.This new edition -- fully revised and updated for the movie industry of the '90s -- includes such unique perspectives as David Puttnam on producers, Sydney Pollack on directors, Henry Jaglom on independent filmmaking, Mike Medavoy on studio management, Richard Childs on home video, Martin Polon on new technology, and thirty-four more.
Drawing on the knowledge of a full spectrum of industry experts including producers, independent filmmakers, managers and financiers, the third international edition ofThe Movie Business Bookoffers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the film industry. It features a preface written especially for the international edition, which contextualizes this definitive, state-of-the-art sourcebook for readers in the expanding global entertainment business. A must-read for anyone working in the film and entertainment industry, it covers the nuts-and-bolts of financing, revenue streams, marketing, DVDs, globalization, the Internet and new technologies. Using actual examples and advice from practitioners, this edition includes contributions from key industry players such as David Puttnam; Tom Rothman, chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment; Benjamin S. Feingold, President, Business & Operations, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group (a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment); Sydney Pollack; and Mel Brooks. The Movie Business Book: International Third Editionis an essential guide for anyone wanting to launch or advance a career in the growing media marketplace.
This is a well-written, A-to-Z guide to producing movies, whether they are large-budget studio-backed productions or low-budget and mid-budget independents. Logically organised to follow a film's usual timeline from conception to birth, this completely revised and updated edition of Lazarus's 'The Film Producer' includes thorough discussions of: DEVELOPMENT -- Acquisition of materials, choosing and working with writers, working with agents, working with studios, financing outside the studio system; PRE-PRODUCTION -- Roles and duties of the film crew and the producer's team, budgeting, casting, shootings schedules; PRODUCTION -- Managing the movie and its budget, choosing and working with a director, production politics; POST-PRODUCTION Post-production process, post-production budget and schedule, editor's cut, director's cut, resolving creative disagreements; MARKETING -- Understanding the many facets of domestic and foreign distribution, developing and implementing marketing strategies, doing market research, previews, advertising, using the Internet and many, many other essential topics.
This text seeks to explain exactly how successful film projects are put together, from their development through to their release and beyond. It focuses on how to assemble budgets from the maze of regional, state, European, private and corporate finance. The volume also includes facts, figures and advice from producers, who explain how their films were put together.
John Irving's memoir begins with his account of the distinguished career and medical writings of the novelist's grandfather Dr Frederick C. Irving, a renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist, and includes Mr Irving's incisive history of abortion politics in the United States. But My Movie Business focuses primarily on the thirteen years John Irving spent adapting his novel The Cider House Rules for the screen - for four different directors. Mr Irving also writes about the failed effort to make his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, into a movie, about two of the films that were made from his novels (but not from his screenplays), The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire; about his slow progress at shepherding his screenplay of A Son of the Circus into production. Not least, and in addition to its qualities as a memoir - anecdotal, comic, affectionate and candid - My Movie Business is an insightful essay on the essential differences between writing a novel and writing a screenplay.
This book explores the careers of three creative men whose artistic and technical work was essential to the success of leading films of the day in India. It tells the moving stories of three family members: Vasant Desai (1912 - 1975); Sadanand Desai (1916 - 1985); and Mangesh Desai (1923 - 1985). In addition to documenting the historic contributions of the Desai Trio to the Indian film industry, Nilu Gavankar provides details about their professional lives that highlight their multifaceted talents. The personal approach of this book makes two especially significant contributions to the historical understand of the history of North Indian film. First, it describes the contributions of three immensely important participants in the film industry. Second, it presents background information that sheds light on the conditions that facilitated the extraordinary upsurge of creative productivity among Indian filmmakers in the mid twentieth century. By Prof. Michael H. Hoffheimer University of Mississippi School of Law Oxford, Mississippi, USA
The veteran producer and author of the bestseller Hello, He Lied takes a witty and critical look at the new Hollywood. Over the past decade, producer Lynda Obst gradually realized she was working in a Hollywood that was undergoing a drastic transformation. The industry where everything had once been familiar to her was suddenly disturbingly strange. Combining her own industry experience and interviews with the brightest minds in the business, Obst explains what has stalled the vast moviemaking machine. The calamitous DVD collapse helped usher in what she calls the New Abnormal (because Hollywood was never normal to begin with), where studios are now heavily dependent on foreign markets for profit, a situation which directly impacts the kind of entertainment we get to see. Can comedy survive if they don’t get our jokes in Seoul or allow them in China? Why are studios making fewer movies than ever—and why are they bigger, more expensive and nearly always sequels or recycled ideas? Obst writes with affection, regret, humor and hope, and her behind-the-scenes vantage point allows her to explore what has changed in Hollywood like no one else has. This candid, insightful account explains what has happened to the movie business and explores whether it’ll ever return to making the movies we love—the classics that make us laugh or cry, or that we just can’t stop talking about.