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Getting Through the Next Door

Eve Light Honthaner

Eve Light Honthaner is the Deputy Director of the California Film Commission. Having previously come from a background in production management, she worked in various staff positions and in every freelance capacity from PA to line producer. She worked for companies such as DreamWorks and Legendary Pictures and on films such as Titanic, Just Married and Tropic Thunder. Since 1999, she has been teaching a popular summer course at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts called Breaking Into the Film Industry. She’s the author of The Complete Film Production Handbook, now in its 4th edition, and is a member of the Producers Guild of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Drive : What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry

Routledge, 2018

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... Getting Through the Next Door I don’t mind the dance that you have to do in order to get something made—the hoops you have to jump through, the fake smiles you have to adopt. You just have to. No one is entitled to anything. You have...

Agents and Managers—What’s the Difference?

Barbara Freedman Doyle

Barbara Freedman Doyle began her career as Assistant to the Senior VP of Worldwide Production at Tri-Star Pictures and continued as Coordinator/Production Supervisor on projects for CBS, NBC, Disney, TNT, Showtime, Hearst Entertainment, Hallmark, 20th Century Fox, and more. Currently, she is the Chair of the Film Division of Chapman University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Make Your Movie : What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking

Focal Press, 2012

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... Agents and Managers—What’s the Difference? DO YOU NEED AN AGENT? At the Oscars, everybody thanks their agent. When you put together a film for financing, often you will be asked if your project is being represented by an agent. Even...

Career Options

Eve Light Honthaner

Eve Light Honthaner is the Deputy Director of the California Film Commission. Having previously come from a background in production management, she worked in various staff positions and in every freelance capacity from PA to line producer. She worked for companies such as DreamWorks and Legendary Pictures and on films such as Titanic, Just Married and Tropic Thunder. Since 1999, she has been teaching a popular summer course at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts called Breaking Into the Film Industry. She’s the author of The Complete Film Production Handbook, now in its 4th edition, and is a member of the Producers Guild of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Drive : What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry

Routledge, 2018

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... Career Options We have our factory, which is called a stage. We make a product, we color it, we title it and we ship it out in cans. —Cary Grant When most people think of getting into the biz, they envision themselves as producers...

‘Carnaby Street, 10 a.m.’: KateModern and the Ephemeral Dynamics of Online Drama

Ephemeral Media : Transitory Screen Culture from Television to YouTube

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Film and television are temporal media. Unlike ‘static’ storytelling forms such as painting or photography, they are experienced through time, constantly changing alongside the lived experience of their viewer. They are, in essence, defined...

Introduction

Tarja Laine

Tarja Laine is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She is the author of Shame and Desire: Emotion, Intersubjectivity, Cinema (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Feeling Cinema : Emotional Dynamics in Film Studies

Continuum, 2011

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...The poem above, entitled “An Argument with Wordsworth,” is written by Wendy Cope as a response to the famous Wordsworth quotation from his Lyrical Ballads.Wendy Cope, Serious Concerns (London: Faber and Faber, 1992), 47. Similar, I feel...

Sound and Fury

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...director and producerJosh AronsonproducerRoger WeisbergOscar Nomination, Best Documentary Feature—2000summaryAn exploration of the world of deafness via a family torn apart by their dramatically different approaches to their deaf children...

Starting Out

Eve Light Honthaner

Eve Light Honthaner is the Deputy Director of the California Film Commission. Having previously come from a background in production management, she worked in various staff positions and in every freelance capacity from PA to line producer. She worked for companies such as DreamWorks and Legendary Pictures and on films such as Titanic, Just Married and Tropic Thunder. Since 1999, she has been teaching a popular summer course at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts called Breaking Into the Film Industry. She’s the author of The Complete Film Production Handbook, now in its 4th edition, and is a member of the Producers Guild of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Drive : What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry

Routledge, 2018

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... Starting Out Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. —Mary Tyler Moore When first starting out in this business, many of your decisions will be based...

Conclusion

Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on film style, histories of American cinema and the film industry, feminism and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Soundscapes : Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era

British Film Institute, 2017

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...This book has tried to restore classical Hollywood’s sound technicians to the historical picture by undertaking a multi-level approach. By tracing sound technicians across the axes of their activities, and by highlighting their influence...

Kazuhiro Soda’s Migrant Voices

Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction This chapter addresses the problem of how to ‘give voice’ to the documentary subject. Traditionally associated with ideas of agency and subjectivity, and central to both...

Art, Science and Showmanship: The Technical Cultures of Hollywood’s Sound Engineers and the Shaping of Film Sound Technologies

Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on film style, histories of American cinema and the film industry, feminism and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Soundscapes : Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era

British Film Institute, 2017

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...Introduction This chapter investigates the shifting dynamics between technology, economics and sound film production from the early sound period to the late 1940s. It analyses how technological changes were both facilitated and constrained...