This edition has been updated to include the latest opportunities presented by changing technology and their impact on the producer’s ability to brand, monetize, finance and globally release content.
Author: John J. Lee, Jr.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Performing Arts
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the business of entertainment and learn to successfully engage in all aspects of global production with the revised and updated 4th edition of The Producer's Business Handbook. Learn how to cultivate relationships with key industry players including domestic and foreign studios, agencies, attorneys, talent, completion guarantors, banks, and private investors. This edition has been updated to include the latest opportunities presented by changing technology and their impact on the producer’s ability to brand, monetize, finance and globally release content. Also included is new information on audience, earning, distribution and funding opportunities created by the explosive growth of VR, AR, 360 and gaming, as well as the rapid conversion to OTT. Additional features include: Completely updated production financing worksheets – an essential tool for producers; Expanded information for low-budget independent producers, internationally-based producers, producers using government funding, and film school students alike; Coverage of China’s changing entertainment landscape, including their entertainment consumption, their commitment to produce content for the big global territories, and more; New, full-color illustrations and graphics that provide a visual representation of complex topics.
This is the first collection of original critical essays devoted to exploring the misunderstood, neglected and frequently caricatured role played by the film producer.
Author: Andrew Spicer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Performing Arts
This is the first collection of original critical essays devoted to exploring the misunderstood, neglected and frequently caricatured role played by the film producer. The editors' introduction provides a conceptual and methodological overview, arguing that the producer's complex and multifaceted role is crucial to a film's success or failure. The collection is divided into three sections where detailed individual essays explore a broad range of contrasting producers working in different historical, geographical, generic and industrial contexts. Rather than suggest there is a single type of producer, the collection analyses the rich variety of roles producers play, providing fascinating and informative insights into how the film industry actually works. This groundbreaking collection challenges several of the conventional orthodoxies of film studies, providing a new approach that will become required reading for scholars and students.
In Hammond's life, the story of American music is at once personal and epic: the story of a man at the center of things, his ears wide open.
Author: Dunstan Prial
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A "behind the music" story without parallel John Hammond is one of the most charismatic figures in American music, a man who put on record much of the music we cherish today. Dunstan Prial's biography presents Hammond's life as a gripping story of music, money, fame, and racial conflict, played out in the nightclubs and recording studios where the music was made. A pioneering producer and talent spotter, Hammond discovered and championed some of the most gifted musicians of early jazz—Billie Holliday, Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman--and staged the legendary "From Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall in 1939, which established jazz as America's indigenous music. Then as jazz gave way to pop and rock Hammond repeated the trick, discovering Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Ray Vaughan in his life's extraordinary second act. Dunstan Prial shows Hammond's life to be an effort to push past his privileged upbringing and encounter American society in all its rough-edged vitality. A Vanderbilt on his mother's side, Hammond grew up in a mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. As a boy, he would sneak out at night and go uptown to Harlem to hear jazz in speakeasies. As a young man, he crusaded for racial equality in the music world and beyond. And as a Columbia Records executive—a dapper figure behind the glass of the recording studio or in a crowded nightclub—he saw music as the force that brought whites and blacks together and expressed their shared sense of life's joys and sorrows. This first biography of John Hammond is also a vivid and up-close account of great careers in the making: Bob Dylan recording his first album with Hammond for $402, Bruce Springsteen showing up at Hammond's office carrying a beat-up acoustic guitar without a case. In Hammond's life, the story of American music is at once personal and epic: the story of a man at the center of things, his ears wide open.
After the producer reviews the creative meetings' events with the advisory and executive teams, a director decision is made and offering parameters are ...
Author: John J. Lee, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Performing Arts
The Producer's Business Handbook provides a model for making a successful business of independent filmmaking. It will give you a comprehensive understanding of the business of entertainment and supply you with the information and tools you'll need to successfully engage all related aspects of global production and exploitation. The handbook also provides a global orientation to the relationships that the most successful producers have with the various participants in the motion picture industry. This includes how producers direct their relationships with domestic and foreign studios, agencies, attorneys, talent, completion guarantors, banks, and private investors. It provides a thorough orientation to operating production development and single purpose production companies, from solicitation of literary properties through direct rights sales, and the management of global distribution relationships. Also presented is an in-depth discussion of the team roles needed to operate these companies, as well as how to attach and direct them. For those outside of the US, this book also includes information about how to produce successful films without government funding. This edition has been updated to include comprehensive information on the internal greenlighting process, government financing, and determining actual cost-of-money. It includes new simplified project evaluation tools, expediting funding and distribution. Together with its companion CD-ROM, which contains valuable forms and spreadsheets; tutorials; and samples, this handbook presents both instruction and worksheet support to independent producers at all levels of experience.
Old Vic Prefaces is a collection of the author's talks to the actors on those plays which he produced, while a Director of the Old Vic from 1949 to 1953.
Author: Hugh Hunt
Category: Literary Criticism
Old Vic Prefaces is a collection of the author's talks to the actors on those plays which he produced, while a Director of the Old Vic from 1949 to 1953. The prefaces are unique in that they relate to actual performances, and each preface is followed by a short post-script in which the producer draws attention to some point that arose in production or in rehearsal, which illustrates the sort of problems that confront the producer of a Shakespeare play.
This is a book that will keep you glued to your seat as multiple storylines converge to a thrilling and page-turning finish." --"Dish Magazine" I love "The Producer s Daughter"!
Author: Lindsay Marcott
Hannah Doran is the paparazzi's dream- a perfect pedigree (wild child of a famous Hollywood producer and his gorgeous society wife, who died mysteriously in her prime); perfect friends (A-list movie stars and celebutantes); and a perfect fall from grace (convicted of grand theft after a night of glamorous excess). But that's not the truth-or at least not what Hannah remembers. Hannah is smart, loyal...and, she insists, innocent of the crime that landed her in prison. She's now determined to make something of her life. But it's hard to recast herself when everyone has a stake in her old role- her horribly fascinating cellmates, her ruthless father, a female studio exec with dark secrets, and a handsome, ambitious photographer, who has his own demons to slay. And when Hannah begins to uncover her family's hidden past, it puts her own life in jeopardy. In a town built on image, fame is more compelling than redemption, and the truth can get you killed.