This indispensable book gives the independent producer vital information about the business and legal aspects of movie production. Detailed insights into the development process, deal making, hiring directors and actors, contracts, securing location rights, acquiring music, digital movie making, distribution, marketing, and finance are clearly explained in everyday language. Useful industry-standard terms are included for drawing up contracts. This is simply the undisputed bible for anyone thinking of making an independent film. ©2005, 416 pages.