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The Complete Film Production Handbook

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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 elem ...more
Paperback, 524 pages
Published March 14th 2010 by Routledge (first published October 31st 1993)
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Alex Khlopenko
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Informative, if a bit outdated. Though the productions I've been to in Europe are way simpler and I wish they stay that way and don't become Hollywood-style machines described here. ...more
Linda Duan
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Very dated but informative.
Colby Rice
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hollywood-bound
If God ever made a perfect how-to guide and handbook for any aspiring filmmaker and producer, THIS is certainly it. Honthaner's book covers EVERYTHING you will ever need to know about bringing a film from the page all the way to completion! She runs through Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production procedures, helps you put together a crew, leads you through union and safety regulations, tells you how to handle using animals in your film, and way WAY more. She also includes a bunch of temp ...more
Kathleen Messmer
This is one of the best books out there on the subject of film production. Everyone in "the business" should read it - at least for a general overview if nothing else. It's comprehensive and on point. Really well done. I make my entire team read it. ...more
Tracy
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: film
Very helpful if you are looking to make your first short film with no film school experience.
Erika Batey
waiting its arrival from amazon!!
Nick Woodall
An excellent book. It really gets down into the day-to-day nitty-gritty of film-making. Tons of forms and common sense suggestions. A must-read for any producer!
Natalie
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Extremely thorough. A bit out-dated and not super focused on independent filmmaking, but she touches on everything.
Melissa
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thorough, comes with a CD of useful forms. Even though it's a textbook-y read, she injects humour and really practical advice (and is very experienced). ...more
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Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really good handbook
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