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The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution

By Stacey Parks

Innovation in technology means that almost anyone can make an independent film these days. Although this may be good news for aspiring filmmakers, it also means that the oversupply of independent film...

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The Producer's Business Handbook

By John J. Lee

The Producer's Business Handbook delivers filmmakers a comprehensive examination of the business of entertainment and provides the information and tools required to engage all related aspects of globa...

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Public Funding for Film and Audiovisual Works in Europe - A Comparative Approach

By European Audiovisual Observatory in cooperation with the European Investment Bank

The European film and audiovisual sector lays back to a large extend on financing from public sources. The structure of these public funding sources are complex and divers. Most professionals, even sp...

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IFP/Los Angeles Independent Filmmaker's Manual

By Eden H. Wurmfeld, Nicole Laloggia

Backed by the resources of Independent Feature Project/West, co-authors Nicole Shay LaLoggia and Eden H. Wurmfeld have written the definitive low-budget production manual. Using examples from the Swin...

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Clearance and Copyright: Everything the Independent Filmmaker Needs to Know

By Michael C. Donaldson

Now fully and extensively revised, updated, and expanded, this well-written, legalese-free guide provides filmmakers with essential advice on almost every conceivable rights issue they might encounter...

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★★★★★

Film Proposals & Financing Manual

By filmproposals.com

Filmproposals.com has prepared this excellent manual to guide you through writing your Business Plan for your independent film. Learn how to write your film proposal, how film investors think and pote...

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Marketing & Selling Your Film Around the World: A Guide for Independent Filmmakers

By John Durie, Annika Pham, Neil Watson

Guides independent producers, both seasoned professionals and first-timers, through business practices of international sales agents, distributors, and exhibitors. Offers essential information and adv...

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Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry From Negotiations Through Final Contracts (2nd Edition)

By Mark Litwak

Dealmaking is the first self-defense book for everyone working in the film and television industry, Addressing a general, non-attorney readership, it is a fascinating, highly accessible and practical ...

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★★★★★

The On Production Budget Book

By Robert Koster

This book offers both the novice and the experienced producer the best possible guidebook to creating and fine-tuning their budgets. Based on the leading film budgeting software, Movie Magic, this boo...

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★★★★

The Feature Film Distribution Deal: A Critical Analysis of the Single Most Important Film Industry Agreement

By John W. Cones

John W. Cones, whose real goal is to stimulate a long-term film industry reform movement, shows how the financial control of the film industry in the hands of the major studios and distributors actual...

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43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film

By John W. Cones

Under the four broad categories of industry, lender, investor, and foreign financing, Cones a securities and entertainment attorney, suggests and explains 43 specific routes to that pot of gold that m...

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Producer to Producer: Insider Tips for Entertainment Media

By Michael Wiese

A handbook of advice and creative ideas on producing, financing and marketing in the media. This second edition features chapters on independent producing, home studios, starting out, directing, netwo...

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Surviving Production: The Art of Production Management for Film & Television

By Deborah S. Patz

Surviving Production is a detailed account for managing a film production company: covers the prep, the shoot, and the wrap. An essential guide for producers, directors, production managers, and anyon...

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Get Your Film Funded, the UK Film Finance Guide

By Caroline Hancock & Nic Wistreich

Get Your Film Funded, the UK Film Finance Guide is a book that should have been written years ago. My initial reaction when picking it up was, "Not another book of sad anecdotes on filmmaking with onl...

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