The Complete Film Production Handbook, Third Edition

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A comprehensive step-by-step guide, "The Complete Film Production Handbook" covers the essentials of the business. From checklists to sample pre-production and post production schedules to contracts and company policies relating to insurance, talent management, and even customs and immigration details. This book also 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 companion CD. This helpful book provides producers and production managers with a quick reference or refresher and an easy means of training their production staff on the day to day procedures needed to keep their production running smoothly. Providing 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 required to complete and deliver a finished picture. This is the first time independent filmmakers will find the most comprehensive and helpful resource guide available. This third edition includes substantial updates throughout. There are new chapters that examine such topics as: Basic accounting procedures; Production team members and their responsibilities; Working with vendors--negotiating deals; Saving money; Working with extras; Foreign locations--Work visas, shipping and customs. ©2001, 520 pages. Book & CD-ROM.