Film Production Management 101

Film Production Management 101

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Film Production Management 101 – 2nd Ed.: Management and Coordination in a Digital Age

Known as “the Swiss Army knife of production management,” 500-page Film Production Management 101 is actually two books in one — the essential open-on-the-desk guide for both production managers and coordinators. Patz takes you on a journey from development and pre-visualization to postproduction and audit, covering everything with detailed insights, humorous production stories and the inside scoop on working in film and television production.

Film Production Management 101 and Patz’ previous Surviving Production were quickly adopted as “the” essential road map to the business and logistics of on-the-job film & television production since 1997. Originally developed from practical tools Patz created for her film and television production career, this new edition has undergone a comprehensive update to address the shifting balance between digital and film technologies and to pave the way as we progress further into the digital age. The book includes everything from budgeting, to managing the production office, to script revisions, to cost reporting, to copyright, to publicity, and much, much more. With Patz’ penchant for sharing knowledge and her knack for communicating concepts, Film Production Management 101 continues to be the book you have to have open on your desk for every prep, shoot, and wrap day. The more than 50 useful forms and checklists which are included (and downloadable) will save you time, money, and headaches, working like a pro right from day one.

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What People Say

“At last the complex relationship between the creation of a film and the day-to-day production management and coordination of that film is spelled out in clear, readable, and accurate detail. Deborah has written a wonderful book which should be extremely helpful to novice low-budget independent filmmakers and seasoned professionals alike.”
—Sharon McGowan, Independent Producer and Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia Film Program

“An invaluable and comprehensive guide. Deborah Patz has drawn on her own experience and has written a thoroughly researched and helpful book.”
—Norman Jewison, Producer/Director, The Hurricane, Moonstruck, Fiddler on the Roof

“Deborah prepares you for any situation the PM and PC will encounter throughout the life of a project. From the initial interview to the wrap party, this book guides you on how to be prepared and how to act professionally in every circumstance.”
—Chris Robertson, Hollywood Writer’s Block

“This is one of the most insightful industry books I’ve ever seen. Anybody going into this industry should read it.”
—Seaton McLean, President Motion Picture Production, Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.

Deborah Patz has been a filmmaker on award-winning productions since the mid-1980s, primarily as a production manager and coordinator, and then as production executive. She has worked with Lucasfilm, IMAX, MCA/Universal, Alliance/Atlantis, Nelvana, BBC, CBC, the Disney Channel, and the list goes on.

Download Production Management Forms

Below is a link to download sixty (60) professional forms you will find very valuable when in production. They are best used in conjunction with Film Production Management 101.

Download all at once (.zip)


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ISBN-10: 1932907777
ISBN-13: 978-1932907773
Publication date: 1 Jul 2010
Language: English
Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches

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