Letters to Young Filmmakers: Creativity & Getting Your Films Made

Letters to Young Filmmakers: Creativity & Getting Your Films Made

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For 47 years, Howard Suber has taught generations of today's top screenwriters, directors, producers, and film scholars at UCLA's celebrated film school. He has lectured widely in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China.

This book features letters to aspiring filmmakers and other creatives from one of the world’s leading teachers of film. Suber emphasizes that what is required of a professional in the world of film is not just technique, but an understanding and ability to deal with the realities of how films get made.

Foreword by Mike Medavoy, who has overseen production of more than 300 films as head of production for United Artists, co-founder of Orion Pictures, chairman of TriStar Pictures, and founder and chairman of Phoenix Pictures.

What People Say

“Letters to Young Filmmakers is full of wisdom, insight, anecdote, and knowledge distilled from years of experience, relationships, and contemplation. His genuine understanding of how the film business operates makes his advice to young filmmakers sound, inspiring and, above all, useful.”
 — Georey Gilmore, Director, Sundance Film Festival; CCO, Tribeca Enterprises

“Wise, kind, and direct. Howard Suber’s advice is as piercing as Don Corleone telling Michael who not to trust, and just as vital. I LOVE this book!”
 — David Koepp, screenwriter, Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible, Spider-Man

“This master teacher of film provides us with a multitude of brilliant insights and sound, sage, advice. He has mentored generations of writers, directors, and producers with his intelligence and compassion for the art of film and the industry that sometimes manages to produce it.”
—Tom Sherak, President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


If anyone can be called the “Yoda” of filming, it’s Howard Suber. For 46 years, Howard Suber has taught generations of screenwriters, directors, producers, and film scholars at UCLA’s celebrated film school, and his former students are today creating films and television programs and teaching film studies throughout the world. He created and for many years chaired UCLA’s current Film and Television Producers Program, which is focused on the realities of the modern film and television industries. He has team-taught with, or brought into the Producers Program, many of the most important movie studio heads, agents, producers, lawyers, and executives in the industry.


Vital statistics

ISBN-10: 1615930841
ISBN-13: 9781615930630
Publication date: February 1, 2012
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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