March 2, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 152 Pages
ISBN 9780367369781 - CAT# 326787
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This book is about the practical realities of the film market today and how to go about making a film that is (almost) certain to make its investment back.
Featuring interviews with film industry veterans - sales agents, producers, distributors, directors, film investors, film authors and accountants - Daniel Harlow explores some of the biggest obstacles to making a commercially successful film and offers best practice advice on making a good film, that will also be a commercial success. The book explores key topics such as smart financing, casting to add value, understanding the film supply chain, the importance of genre, picking the right producer, negotiating pre-sales and much more. By learning how to break even, this book provides invaluable insight into the film industry that will help filmmakers build a real, continuing career.
A vital resource for filmmakers serious about sustaining a career in the 21st century film industry.
Section 1 – One small problem
Section 2 – The Obstacles
Section 3 – How films make money
Section 4 - Making Profitable Films
Top Ten Lessons
Appendix A – Case Studies, Interviews and Producer Profiles