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After the Smoke Clears

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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... After the Smoke Clears THE POLITICS OF WRAP It’s the last dayofproduction.The final scenehasbeenshot. TheAssistantDirector shouts “Thanks for a great day!” for the final time. The actors are released, remov- ing their makeup and costumes...

Alison Owen

Helen de Winter

Helen de Winter has worked in production and post-production on independent and studio feature films, and freelanced as a script editor for UK and US producers. She produced her first acclaimed short film for FilmFour and BBC Films and has since produced four others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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‘What I Really Want To Do Is PRODUCE …’ : Top Producers Talk Movies & Money

Faber and Faber, 2006

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...Estimates vary, but ownership is widely thought to be nine-tenths of the law when it comes to producing: in other words, you must first acquire rights to the property you wish to film. If that property interesting you is an acclaimed novel,...

You’re Not in Film School Anymore, Toto

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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... You’re Not in Film School Anymore, Toto There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl’s complexion. —Audrey Hepburn DON’T COUNT THOSE CHICKENS JUST YET There is no point at which you can say, “Well, I’m successful now. I...

Basics of Cinematography

David E. Elkins

David E. Elkins, SOC has over 25 years of professional experience as a Camera Operator and First Assistant Cameraman, working on feature films, television series, commercials, music videos, educational films, industrial films and much more. He is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 and Society of Camera Operators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Camera Assistant's Manual

Focal Press, 2013

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... Basics of Cinematography The motion picture industry uses many terms and principles that are not used anywhere else. To perform your duties as a Camera Assistant, you need to be aware of these terms and the basics of cinematogra- phy...

The Business Side of Steadicam®

Jerry Holway

Jerry Holway has been a Steadicam operator for 30 years, with many feature film credits including Donnie Brasco, As Good as it Gets, Rounders, The Apostle, All the Pretty Horses, and Reign Over Me. Over the past 18 years, Jerry has been the head instructor at more than 60 week-long Steadicam workshops worldwide. He is generally regarded—along with Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam—as one of the premier Steadicam workshop instructors in the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laurie Hayball

Laurie Hayball has been a Steadicam operator and workshop instructor for 15 years. She earned a degree in Motion Picture and Television from UCLA’s School of Fine Arts. Her training as a cinematographer brings a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of media production, especially as it pertains to visual storytelling. Laurie is the author of The Infrared Photography Handbook, The Advanced Infrared Photography Handbook, and How to Photograph Your Baby's First Year, all published by Amherst Media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Steadicam® Operator’s Handbook

Focal Press, 2013

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... the business side of Steadicam® 337 Buying a Steadicam® We’ve seen students arrive at a workshop with a full kit of new gear and all the accessories, expecting that operating a Steadicam will magically change their entire lives. Sadly...

Maybe We Should Go to Canada, or Someplace Else

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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... Maybe We Should Go to Canada, or Someplace Else WHERE TO SHOOT THE MOVIE Your script is written for Wisconsin. It’s a coming of age story. It’s your story. Everything that happens in the script happened to you and taught you an impor- tant...

Key Ingredients to a Successful Career

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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... Key Ingredients to a Successful Career Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too. —Meryl Streep No one can give you an iron-clad, money-back...

Simon Channing-Williams

Helen de Winter

Helen de Winter has worked in production and post-production on independent and studio feature films, and freelanced as a script editor for UK and US producers. She produced her first acclaimed short film for FilmFour and BBC Films and has since produced four others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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‘What I Really Want To Do Is PRODUCE …’ : Top Producers Talk Movies & Money

Faber and Faber, 2006

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...Simon Channing-Williams made his reputation as a partner in Thin Man Films with writer-director Mike Leigh, for whom he first worked as an assistant director at the BBC, and for whom he has now produced eight feature films, a sequence...

Chris Hanley

Helen de Winter

Helen de Winter has worked in production and post-production on independent and studio feature films, and freelanced as a script editor for UK and US producers. She produced her first acclaimed short film for FilmFour and BBC Films and has since produced four others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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‘What I Really Want To Do Is PRODUCE …’ : Top Producers Talk Movies & Money

Faber and Faber, 2006

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...Chris Hanley’s track record as a culture entrepreneur since the 1980s is quite outstanding, and very New York City. He has passed through rap and hip-hop and the art world into a movie-producing career, specializing in bringing acclaimed...

Offers and Contracts

Hester Schell

Hester Schell is a recovering academic, award-winning director, master acting teacher and author. Hester has been either in front of the camera or part of a crew, on stage or directing for over 45 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Casting Revealed : A Guide for Film Directors

Focal Press, 2017

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... ar. Actors can becom e “I ain’t no actor. I’m a st re are damn few sta rs that become stars, but the actors.” Cody in The Wild W est Show, —Buffalo Bill Chicago INT. KITCHEN TABLE—DAY An anxious ACTOR stares at a cell phone...