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The Business of Show Business

The Business of Show Business gives a thorough overview of the areas a filmmaker must take accountability and responsibility for in order to lead his/her team through development, pitching, financing, production, marketing, and distribution. Brought to you by Focal Press and the American Film Market® this eBook is a collection of original material and excerpts from leading Focal Press titles.

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Mastering Film features free articles, videos and tutorials by Focal Press authors.

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