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Directing and Producing for Television

A Format Approach, 4th Edition

By Ivan Cury

  1. ISBN: 9780240812939
  2. Publication Date: October 2010
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 298
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Directing and Producing for Television provides you with the tools you'll need to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Based on his years of experience in the industry and teaching the subject, Cury illustrates fundamental principles with engaging anecdotes that teach by example.

Ideal for students in television production courses as well as industry professionals, Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats including panel programs, demonstration, scripted, music, commercials, PSAs, news, documentaries, remote broadcasting, and sports. Each chapter concludes with a valuable review section summarizing key points.

Written with both the director and producer in mind, but particularly relevant for the television director, Directing and Producing for Television gives a comprehensive overview of the facility (studio, control room, and/or support areas) and provides who's who information covering the various jobs and personnel involved in television programs.

Author Bio

Ivan Cury is a professor in the Communication Department of California State University, Los Angeles, where he has taught for the past fifteen years. He is also a producer and director of commercials, sitcoms, variety shows, documentaries, and daytime dramas such as The Young and the Restless. He has served as a judge for the Emmy's ACE and for the DGA awards. Before joining the department at Cal State, he taught for eleven years in the MPTV department at UCLA.


"Directing and Producing for Television" is a step-by-step guide to shooting live television. This is an excellent refresher if you have to do a rare multicamera shoot."--Robert Goodman, Videography


Introduction; Facility; Who's Who; Panel Programs; Demonstration Format; Scripted Format; Music; Commercials and PSAs; News; Documentaries; Multiple Camera Remotes; Glossary; Index