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Author Honthaner, Eve Light
Title The Complete Film Production Handbook
Imprint Oxford : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
©2010
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Edition 4th ed
Descript 1 online resource (543 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- Forms in the book -- Chapter 1: The Production Team and Who Does What -- Introduction -- Producers -- Executive Producer -- Producer -- Co-Producer -- Line Producer -- Post Production Producer -- Associate Producer -- Production Management -- Unit Production Manager -- First Assistant Director -- Second Assistant Director -- Production Supervisor -- Production Coordinator -- Chapter 2: The Production Office -- Introduction -- Office Space -- Setting Up -- Phone Systems -- The Traveling Production Kit -- Answering the Phone -- Confidentiality -- Shredding -- Watermarking -- Production Assistants -- Interns -- Ain't Technology Great? -- Techie Wanted -- Employees Driving Their Own Vehicles for Business Purposes -- Staff Scheduling and Assignment of Duties -- Staff Meetings -- Office Lunches -- Time Management -- Office Inventories, Logs, and Sign-Out Sheets -- The Files -- Files of Blank Forms -- Files for Features, Movies for Television, Cable or Internet -- Series Files -- Day Files -- Forms in This Chapter -- Chapter 3: Basic Accounting -- Introduction -- The Production Accountant -- The Accounting Department -- Handling Payroll -- Payroll Companies -- Accounting Guidelines -- Start Paperwork Packets -- Payroll -- Box Rentals -- Vendor Accounts -- Competitive Bids -- Purchase Orders -- Check Requests -- Petty Cash -- Online Purchases -- Cell Phone Reimbursement -- Auto Allowances -- Mileage Reimbursement -- Drive-To -- Per Diem and Living Allowance -- Invoicing -- Additional Taxable Income -- The Budget -- Tracking Costs -- The Audit -- Forms in This Chapter -- Chapter 4: From Script to Schedule -- Introduction -- It All Starts with a Script -- Script Revisions -- The Breakdown -- The Board -- The Schedule -- Day-Out-of-Days -- Breakdowns
Chapter 5: Incentives -- Introduction -- The Evolution of Incentive Programs -- In Flux -- What to Consider -- Infrastructure -- Types of Incentives -- Rebate -- Tax Credits -- Refundable Tax Credits -- Transferable Tax Credits -- Nonrefundable, Nontransferable Tax Credits -- Up-Front or Back-End Funding -- Chapter 6: Pre-Production -- What Is Pre-Production? -- Establishing Company Policies -- Stages -- Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings -- Communications -- Cellular Phones, BlackBerrys, Wireless Internet and More -- Walkie-Talkies -- Previsualization -- Plan Ahead -- Sample Pre-Production Schedule -- Week #1 (8 weeks to go) -- Week #2 (7 weeks to go) -- Week #3 (6 weeks to go) -- Week #4 (5 weeks to go) -- Week #5 (4 weeks to go) -- Week #6 (3 weeks to go) -- Week #7 (2 weeks to go) -- Week #8 (final week of prep) -- Daily Prep Schedules -- More on Logs and Sign-Out Sheets -- Distribution -- Collecting Information and Making Lists -- Crew Information Sheet -- The Crew List -- The Executive Staff List -- The Cast List -- The Contact List -- Better Safe than Sorry -- Pre-Production Checklist -- Starting from Scratch -- Creating Your Own Production Manual -- For Your Own Good -- Forms in This Chapter -- Chapter 7: Insurance Requirements -- Introduction -- General Insurance Guidelines -- Errors and Omissions (E&O) -- Comprehensive General Liability -- Certificates of Insurance -- Hired, Loaned, Donated or Nonowned Auto Liability -- Hired, Loaned or Donated Auto Physical Damage -- Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability -- Guild/Union Accident Coverage -- Production Package (Portfolio Policy) -- Cast Insurance -- Essential Elements -- Bereavement Coverage -- Production Media (Film, Digital Elements or Other Medium)/Direct Physical Loss -- Faulty Stock, Camera and Processing -- Props, Sets and Scenery -- Costumes and Wardrobe
Miscellaneous Rented Equipment -- Office Contents -- Extra Expense -- Third-Party Property Damage -- Supplemental (or Optional) Coverages -- Umbrella (Excess Liability) -- Use of Aircraft -- Use of Watercraft -- Use of Railroads or Railroad Facilities -- Use of Valuables -- Use of Livestock or Animals -- Signal Interruption Insurance -- Foreign Package Policy -- Political Risk Insurance -- Weather Insurance -- Completion Bonds -- Claims Reporting Procedures -- Submitting Claims -- Forms in This Chapter -- Chapter 8: During the Shoot -- The Prep Continues -- The Set -- Communications -- The Daily Routine -- Call Sheets and Production Reports -- Paperwork from the Set -- The Script Supervisor's Role -- The Day Before -- Reshoots -- Daily Wrap -- On the Lighter Side -- Forms in This Chapter -- Chapter 9: Building Strong Industry Relationships: Making Good Deals and Navigating the Politics -- Introduction -- Vendors -- Negotiating with Vendors -- Studio and Network Executives -- Agents -- Your Crew -- Negotiating Tips for Hiring Crew -- Avoid Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face -- Standards of Business Conduct -- Politics and Principles -- #1: Jonathan Sanger (Elephant Man, Frances, Vanilla Sky, Suspect Zero, The Producers) -- #2: A Top Production Exective (who prefers to remain anonymous) -- #3: Ira Shuman (Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum, The Pink Panther 2, The Spy Next Door) -- A Producer's Mission -- Chapter 10: Deal Memos -- Introduction -- The Cast Deal Memo -- Crew Deal Memos -- Writers' Deal Memos -- DGA Deal Memos -- Forms in This Chapter -- Chapter 11: Unions and Guilds -- Introduction -- An Overview of Industry Unions and Guilds -- Union versus Nonunion Shows -- Becoming a Union Member -- Becoming a Union Signatory -- More Specifically -- Screen Actors Guild (SAG) -- SAGIndie
Short Film Agreement -- Ultra-Low-Budget Agreement -- Modified Low-Budget Agreement -- Low-Budget Agreement -- AFTRA -- Directors Guild of America (DGA) -- Getting into the DGA -- Creative Rights -- Writers Guild of America (WGA) -- The Producers Guild of America (PGA) -- The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) -- Contract Services Administration Trust Fund -- SAG, DGA and WGA: Forms and Reports -- Union and Guild Contact Information -- Chapter 12: Principal Talent -- Introduction -- With a Little Help from Technology -- Follow-Through After an Actor's Been Cast -- Work Calls -- Performer Categories -- Stunt Performer Categories -- Interviews -- Workweek -- Rest Periods -- Consecutive Employment -- Transportation and Location Expenses -- Looping -- Dubbing (Theatrical Motion Pictures Only) -- The Employment of Minors -- Work Permits -- Coogan's Law -- Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Schooling -- Working Hours -- Miscellaneous Guidelines Pertaining to Minors -- Specific California Guidelines -- Taft/Hartley -- Nudity -- Work in Smoke -- SAG Background Actors -- Additionally -- Forms in This Chapter -- Screen Actors Guild Offices -- Chapter 13: Background Talent -- Background Casting Agencies -- Finding Specific Types -- The Process -- Gathering Large Crowds and Filling Stadiums -- Background Casting on Location -- Specifically SAG -- Moving from Nonunion to Union Status -- With the Extra in Mind -- Reminder of Professional Conduct for Background Actors -- Forms in This Chapter -- Chapter 14: There's An Animal In My Film -- Introduction -- The Process -- Shipping Animals -- Animal Trainers -- Some Expert Advice -- The American Humane Association -- Chapter 15: Clearances and Releases -- Introduction -- What Needs to Be Cleared -- Likeness -- Crowd Notice -- Locations -- Name -- Names of Actual Businesses or Organizations
Telephone Numbers -- License Plates -- Depiction of Public Authorities -- Street Addresses -- Depiction of Actual Products -- Posters and Paintings -- Publications -- Currency -- Web Addresses -- Music -- Product Placement -- Guidelines for the Use of Clips, Stills and News Footage in Multimedia Programs -- Literary Works -- News and/or Stock Footage -- Film Clips -- Television Clips -- Still Photos -- Public Domain Films and Stills -- Trailers -- Talent Clearance -- News Footage -- Public Figures in News Footage -- Feature Films -- Television Programs -- Directors and Writers Payments -- Distribution of Release Forms -- Forms in This Chapter -- Chapter 16: A Guide to Music Clearance -- What Is Music Clearance? -- Why Does a Producer Have to Secure Licenses for "Music Rights"? -- How Does Your Errors and Omission Insurance Policy Relate to Music Clearance? -- Who Are the Owners of Musical Compositions and Recordings? -- What Was the U.S. Supreme Court's Rear Window Decision and How Does It Affect Music Licensing? -- What Rights Are Needed in Order to Make Sure that the Musical Material Used in a Production Is Properly Cleared? -- Public Performing Rights -- Reproduction Rights -- Adaptation Rights -- From Whom Are These Music Rights Obtained? -- Musical Compositions -- Recordings -- What Is a Music Cue Sheet and Why Is It So Important? -- To Where Should Music Cue Sheets Be Sent? -- Can a Copyright Owner Prevent Music from Being Used? -- What Happens If a Song Is Used Without Clearance? -- What About Old Songs? Aren't These Songs in the Public Domain, and Free to Be Used Without Restrictions? -- How Long Can Music Be Protected by Copyright? -- May I Use Eight Bars of a Song Without Paying for It? -- What Is "Fair Use"? -- May the Title of a Song Be Used as the Title of a Program? -- Must a License Be Secured if Song Lyrics Are Spoken in Dialogue?
May Lyrics to an Existing Song Be Changed Without Permission?
This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book -- and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out. New topics and information in the fourth edition include: * Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts * Information specific to television production and commercials * The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it * Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations * Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Honthaner, Eve Light The Complete Film Production Handbook Oxford : Taylor & Francis Group,c2010 9780240811505
Subject Motion pictures - Production and direction
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