Film Production Management
Film Production Management will tell you in step-by-step detail how to produce a screenplay and get it onto the big screen. Whether you are an aspiring or seasoned film professional, this book will be an indispensable resource for you on a day-to-day basis. This updated edition remains true to the practical, hands-on approach that has made previous editions so successful, and has been updated with revised forms, permits, and budgets applicable to all productions; contains important information on standards and typical processes and practices; includes the latest information available on technological advances such as digital FX; and discusses the impact of the Internet on filmmaking.
Film production professionals at all levels of experience will benefit from the information in this handbook to film production management.
Since 1968, Bastian Clevé has produced more than eighty full-length and short films in the United States and Germany and has won numerous awards for his work. He is Professor at the Film Production Studies Department at the Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg near Stuttgart, and lectures on filmmaking throughout North America, Europe, southern Asia, and Australia. He is getting back into the business of producing theatrical motion pictures and his recent motion picture "As far as my feet will carry me" has become one of the most successful German movies worldwide.
"This book has just about everything an aspiring production manager will need to know about their role in the production process…A great book for anyone getting into behind the scenes filmmaking." - Black Filmmaker
"Film production management is quite a different affair in many respects to that of live shows; there is often more time available to spend planning, but equally there are often more people and more problems to manage. As such there is a lot more paperwork, and managing this efficiently is a key theme throughout this book.
Cleve is no novice at this type of work either, with over 80 films and various awards to his name you do get the feeling you are being guided by an experience hand." - Lighting & Sound, April 2007
Introduction; The Production Manager; The Business of Film; Preparing for Production; Special Tips for Low-budget Productions; Locations; Unions; Cast and Crew;
Contracts, Agreements, and Working Permits; The Budget and Production Budget Forms; Insurance; Film Festivals and Markets; Training and Schools