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Independent film producing : how to produce a low-budget feature film, Paul Battista

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Independent film producing : how to produce a low-budget feature film
Title
Independent film producing
Title remainder
how to produce a low-budget feature film
Statement of responsibility
Paul Battista
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The number of independent films produced each year has almost doubled in the past decade, yet only a fraction will succeed. If, like many filmmakers, you have no industry connections, little to no experience, and a low or ultra-low budget, this outsider s guide will teach you what you need to know to produce a standout, high-quality film and get it into the right hands. Written by an entertainment lawyer and experienced director and producer, this handbook covers all the most essential business, legal, and practical aspects of producing on a low budget, including: ScriptsBusiness plansCopyright issuesEquity and non-equity financingFund-raisingTax considerationsTalent recruitingSchedulingDistributionSecurities lawsFilm festivalsAnd moreAlso discussed are the new crowd funding laws covered by the JOBS Act, making this book a must-read for every indie producer in today s economy. If you want to produce a film that gets attention, pick up the book that is recommended or required reading at film, business, and law schools from UCLA to NYU. Whether you re a recent film school graduate or simply a Hollywood outsider, Independent Film Producingwill be like having a best friend who is an experienced, well-connected insider
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Battista, Paul
Dewey number
791.43023
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Independent films
  • Low budget films
Target audience
adult
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Independent film producing : how to produce a low-budget feature film, Paul Battista
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Copyright
Note
  • "An earlier version of this book was published by Lucrifacio Books in 2010 under the title Independent Film Producing: The Outsider's Guide to Producing a First Low Budget Feature Film"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
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volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Contents note: pt. I DEVELOPING THE FILM -- ch. 1 Overview -- Feature Films -- Hollywood -- Deal Making versus Filmmaking -- Filmmaker's Control Over the Filmmaking Process -- Very Brief History of the Independent Film -- ch. 2 The Initial Stages in Making an Independent Film -- When Is a Filmmaker Ready to Make a Low-Budget Feature Film? -- Building the Core Team -- Synergy and the Core Team -- Working with a Writer -- Hiring a Lawyer -- Partnering with a Producer -- ch. 3 Selecting the Script and Evaluating Actors -- Selection Issues -- Researching Distributor Input -- Selecting a Genre -- The Story -- The Scale of a Film -- Filmmaker-Written Script -- Co-Writing a Script -- Registering the Script with the United States Copyright Office -- Obtaining the Script -- Option /Purchase Agreement for a Completed Script -- Obtaining the Film Rights to a Book -- Talent -- Considering the Types of Films Distributors Are Distributing and Festivals Are Screening --
  • Contents note continued: pt. II PRODUCING THE FILM -- ch. 4 Equity Financing of Independent Films -- "Outside the System" -- Studio Financing -- Private Equity -- Securities Laws -- "Securities" Registration and Exemption from Registration -- Antifraud Provisions Applicable to All Offers and Sales of Securities -- Finders -- ch. 5 Nonequity Financing of Independent Films -- "Outside the System" -- Nonequity Crowdfunding -- Loans -- Credit Cards -- Nonstudio Distributors -- Tax Subsidies -- Tax-Exempt Status & Fiscal Sponsorship -- ch. 6 Financing Independent Films "Inside the System" / Michael Blaha -- Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement -- Negative Pick-Up -- Presales and the Basic Elements of a Film Package -- Bank Loans Based on Presale Commitments -- Gap Loans and Bridge Loans -- Completion Guarantees -- ch. 7 Entities -- Reasons for Creating an Entity -- Costs of Creating an Entity -- The State Where Entity Should Be Formed and State and Local Taxes --
  • Contents note continued: Choosing an Entity When Producing an Independent Film -- The Sole Proprietorship -- The Partnership -- Limited Partnership -- Corporations -- Rules for Creating an S Corporation -- ch. 8 Limited Liability Company -- Advantages of a Limited Liability Company -- Creating a Limited Liability Company -- Major Issues in Establishing a Limited Liability Company -- Tax Trap When Obtaining LLC Ownership in Exchange for "Sweat Equity" -- A Scenario Illustrating the Importance of Proper Formation of an Entity -- ch. 9 The Business Plan -- Introduction and Definitions -- Executive Summary -- The Filmmakers -- Film Project -- Information on Budgets of Independent Films -- The Motion Picture Industry -- The Market and Marketing -- Distribution -- ch. 10 The Private Placement Memorandum -- The Summary of the Offering -- Risk Factors -- The Offering -- Investor Suitability -- Tax Considerations -- The Company -- Management of the Company --
  • Contents note continued: Financing: Return of Capital and the Share of Profits -- Conflicts of Interest -- Financial Statements -- The Project -- Additional Information -- Subscription Agreement and Purchaser Questionnaire -- ch. 11 The Interaction of the Business Plan and the PPM -- Underlying Purpose of Securities Laws -- Relationship Between a PPM and a Business Plan -- Who Will the Filmmaker Approach as a Potential Investor? -- Inclusion of Return on Investment ("ROI") Analysis and Financial Projections -- ch. 12 Making the Film -- When Is the Film Ready to Be Made? -- Setting the Date for Principal Photography -- Expanding the Team -- Guilds: Screen Actors Guild--American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Writers Guild of America; Directors Guild of America -- Hiring a Lawyer -- Actors, Crew, and Vendors -- Miscellaneous Contracts -- Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services -- Independent Contractor or Employee? -- pt. III DISTRIBUTING THE FILM --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 13 Distributors -- When Should a Filmmaker Approach Distributors? -- Classification of Distributors -- Studio Distribution -- Sub-Distributors -- Independent Distributors -- "Other" Distributors -- Self-Distribution -- ch. 14 Distribution Contracts -- Term -- Rights -- Advances and Minimum Guarantees -- Distribution Fee -- Expenses -- Marketing and Distribution Obligations -- The Filmmaker's Right to Be Involved in the Process -- Accounting Statements and the Right to Audit -- Termination -- ch. 15 Preparing for Distribution -- The Challenge to Achieve Distribution -- Film Festivals -- Producer Representation -- Foreign Sales Agents -- Summary of Delivery Items -- Cost of Delivery -- Careful Review of the Delivery Language
Control code
000050878961
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 289 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781621532644
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Label
Independent film producing : how to produce a low-budget feature film, Paul Battista
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "An earlier version of this book was published by Lucrifacio Books in 2010 under the title Independent Film Producing: The Outsider's Guide to Producing a First Low Budget Feature Film"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Contents note: pt. I DEVELOPING THE FILM -- ch. 1 Overview -- Feature Films -- Hollywood -- Deal Making versus Filmmaking -- Filmmaker's Control Over the Filmmaking Process -- Very Brief History of the Independent Film -- ch. 2 The Initial Stages in Making an Independent Film -- When Is a Filmmaker Ready to Make a Low-Budget Feature Film? -- Building the Core Team -- Synergy and the Core Team -- Working with a Writer -- Hiring a Lawyer -- Partnering with a Producer -- ch. 3 Selecting the Script and Evaluating Actors -- Selection Issues -- Researching Distributor Input -- Selecting a Genre -- The Story -- The Scale of a Film -- Filmmaker-Written Script -- Co-Writing a Script -- Registering the Script with the United States Copyright Office -- Obtaining the Script -- Option /Purchase Agreement for a Completed Script -- Obtaining the Film Rights to a Book -- Talent -- Considering the Types of Films Distributors Are Distributing and Festivals Are Screening --
  • Contents note continued: pt. II PRODUCING THE FILM -- ch. 4 Equity Financing of Independent Films -- "Outside the System" -- Studio Financing -- Private Equity -- Securities Laws -- "Securities" Registration and Exemption from Registration -- Antifraud Provisions Applicable to All Offers and Sales of Securities -- Finders -- ch. 5 Nonequity Financing of Independent Films -- "Outside the System" -- Nonequity Crowdfunding -- Loans -- Credit Cards -- Nonstudio Distributors -- Tax Subsidies -- Tax-Exempt Status & Fiscal Sponsorship -- ch. 6 Financing Independent Films "Inside the System" / Michael Blaha -- Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement -- Negative Pick-Up -- Presales and the Basic Elements of a Film Package -- Bank Loans Based on Presale Commitments -- Gap Loans and Bridge Loans -- Completion Guarantees -- ch. 7 Entities -- Reasons for Creating an Entity -- Costs of Creating an Entity -- The State Where Entity Should Be Formed and State and Local Taxes --
  • Contents note continued: Choosing an Entity When Producing an Independent Film -- The Sole Proprietorship -- The Partnership -- Limited Partnership -- Corporations -- Rules for Creating an S Corporation -- ch. 8 Limited Liability Company -- Advantages of a Limited Liability Company -- Creating a Limited Liability Company -- Major Issues in Establishing a Limited Liability Company -- Tax Trap When Obtaining LLC Ownership in Exchange for "Sweat Equity" -- A Scenario Illustrating the Importance of Proper Formation of an Entity -- ch. 9 The Business Plan -- Introduction and Definitions -- Executive Summary -- The Filmmakers -- Film Project -- Information on Budgets of Independent Films -- The Motion Picture Industry -- The Market and Marketing -- Distribution -- ch. 10 The Private Placement Memorandum -- The Summary of the Offering -- Risk Factors -- The Offering -- Investor Suitability -- Tax Considerations -- The Company -- Management of the Company --
  • Contents note continued: Financing: Return of Capital and the Share of Profits -- Conflicts of Interest -- Financial Statements -- The Project -- Additional Information -- Subscription Agreement and Purchaser Questionnaire -- ch. 11 The Interaction of the Business Plan and the PPM -- Underlying Purpose of Securities Laws -- Relationship Between a PPM and a Business Plan -- Who Will the Filmmaker Approach as a Potential Investor? -- Inclusion of Return on Investment ("ROI") Analysis and Financial Projections -- ch. 12 Making the Film -- When Is the Film Ready to Be Made? -- Setting the Date for Principal Photography -- Expanding the Team -- Guilds: Screen Actors Guild--American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Writers Guild of America; Directors Guild of America -- Hiring a Lawyer -- Actors, Crew, and Vendors -- Miscellaneous Contracts -- Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services -- Independent Contractor or Employee? -- pt. III DISTRIBUTING THE FILM --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 13 Distributors -- When Should a Filmmaker Approach Distributors? -- Classification of Distributors -- Studio Distribution -- Sub-Distributors -- Independent Distributors -- "Other" Distributors -- Self-Distribution -- ch. 14 Distribution Contracts -- Term -- Rights -- Advances and Minimum Guarantees -- Distribution Fee -- Expenses -- Marketing and Distribution Obligations -- The Filmmaker's Right to Be Involved in the Process -- Accounting Statements and the Right to Audit -- Termination -- ch. 15 Preparing for Distribution -- The Challenge to Achieve Distribution -- Film Festivals -- Producer Representation -- Foreign Sales Agents -- Summary of Delivery Items -- Cost of Delivery -- Careful Review of the Delivery Language
Control code
000050878961
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 289 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781621532644
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)

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