The updated second edition of this text introduces readers to the business of film at every stage of the filmmaking lifecycle, from planning and production to distribution. Authors Paula Landry and Stephen R. Greenwald offer a practical, hands-on guide to the business aspects of this evolving industry, exploring development, financing, regional/global/online distribution, business models, exhibition, multi-platform delivery, marketing, film festivals, production incentives, VR/AR, accounting, and more. The book is illustrated throughout with sample financing scenarios and charts/graphics, and includes detailed case studies from projects of different budgets and markets. This new and expanded edition has further been updated to reflect the contemporary media landscape, including analysis on major new players and platforms like Netflix, Amazon, Google and Vimeo, shifting trends due to convergence and disruption from new technology, as well as the rise of independent distribution and emergent mobile and online formats. An eResource also includes downloadable forms and templates, PowerPoint slides, quizzes and test banks, and other additional resources.
By Paula Landry, Stephen Greenwald Routledge 334 pages | 40 B/W Illus. Paperback: 9781138571419 pub: 2018-06-18
Table of ContentsNotes on Contributors List of Figures/Tables Preface Chapter 1: A Brief History of the Film Industry Movie Industry Themes A Brief Business History Of Film Convergence And Disruption Fast Forward To Present Day Chapter 2: A Business Overview of Film Key Characteristics Of The Industry Structure Of The Industry New Media Players And Their Impact Chapter 3: Movie Development Where Films Come From Process Studio Versus Indie DIY Filmmaking Chapter 4: Financing Corporate Financing Picture Financing Crowdfunding, Production Incentives, Soft Money The Future Chapter 5: Production Preproduction—Planning Production Postproduction Impact Of Mobile, VR/AR And IMAX Chapter 6: Distribution Distribution Details The Distribution Agreement Changes In Distribution: OTT, Convergence, Disruptors Impact Of The Internet And Mobile Technology Direct And Hybrid Models Global Influences On Distribution Chapter 7: Movie Marketing Marketing: Creating Awareness For A Film Social Media Trends In Promotion And Marketing Film Festivals And Markets Chapter 8: Film Exhibition, Retail & Consumption Exploitation: Creating Availability Of A Film Theatrical Rethinking The Theatrical Experience New Business Models From Video/DVD To VOD/PPV Online And Mobile Platforms Cable/Free-TV/Cutting The Cord Impact Of Global Markets Ancillary Rights Chapter 9: Accounting GAAP Versus Contractual Accounting GAAP—Corporate Accounting Chapter 10: Case Studies How To Make $250 Million And Lose It, In A Year: The Story Of The Film Business – By Stephen Greenwald Cell Phone Feature Film: Tangerine Comic Book Movies Take Over The World: Wonder Woman Relying On Genre: 2017 Horror Movie, Stephen King’s It Netflix In Movie Theaters: Okja Contrasting Film Industries: Europe And Hollywood – By Michael Kalb The Nature Of Copyright: European Author’s Rights Versus American Copyright – By Michael Kalb Appendix A. Option and Literary Purchase Agreement B. Release For Submission Of Materials To Studio Or Production Company C. Writer Theatrical Short-Form Agreement – Work For Hire D. Life Story Rights Agreement E. Directing Agreement F. Actor Services Agreement G. Product Placement Release H. Script Readers Coverage Report Content and Format I. Acceptable Genre Classifications J. Film Festivals K. Online Film Distribution Platforms L. Popular Movie Industry Trade Magazines / Sites Index
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