Filmmaking for Change: Make Films That Transform The World

Filmmaking for Change: Make Films That Transform The World

by Jon Fitzgerald List price: $24.95 $18.71 Saving: 25%

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Storytelling through entertainment is one of the most powerful forms of mass communication—informing, enlightening, and inspiring audiences to get involved. Filmmaking for Change shows artists how to produce movies that matter—from story ideas to production, film festivals to distribution.

What people say

“Films can have a profound impact… and truly create everlasting, positive change. This book will help you create a blueprint for empowering action.”
—Morgan Spurlock, Academy Award nominated filmmaker: Super Size Me

“This book reminds us that film schools should concentrate not just on the technique of filmmaking, but the content as well, and how these stories can inspire audiences to take action.”
—Tom Pollock, Former Chairman MCA/Universal, Former Chairman of the Board AFI, Executive Producer: Up In the Air

“Filmmaking has become the most powerful weapon in the world, what I call ‘a weapon of mass construction.’ This is the instruction manual.”
— Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award winning filmmaker: The Cove; Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society

A co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival, Jon Fitzgerald served as Festival Director at the American Film Institute and the Santa Barbara and Abu Dhabi International Film Festivals before forming Right Angle Studios in 2003. After directing three award-winning documentaries, he launched CineCause (, connecting socially relevant films to related causes.


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ISBN-10: 161593121X
ISBN-13: 9781615931217
Publication date: October 1, 2012
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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