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The Complete Film Production Handbook (American Film Market Presents)

The Complete Film Production Handbook (American Film Market Presents)
Author: Eve Light Honthaner
ISBN 13: 9780240811505
ISBN 10: 24081150
Edition: 4
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2010-03-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 544
List Price: $59.95

  • Comprehensive step-by-step coverage of the production process
  • Both book and companion CD-ROM contain all essential forms for launching a production office
  • New edition examines basic accounting procedures and the role of the production team
The Complete Film Production Handbook is a comprehensive step-by-step guide covering the essentials of the business, from checklists and sample pre-production and post production schedules to contracts and company policies relating to insurance, talent management, and even customs and immigration details. The book 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.


A guide to the day-by-day details of film production, that Honthaner has developed from her notebook as she worked for several companies on many films over the years. Among the topics are pre-production tasks, establishing company policy, insurance, setting up files, dealing with the talent, music clearance, visas and customs, and a little bit of post production. Includes reproducible forms for every conceivable situation. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)