How to Shoot a Feature Film for Under $10,000 (And Not Go to Jail)
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Don’t Forget The Waffles: Building A Realistic Film Budget
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California Documentary Project Grant
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There are an awful lot of film industry books out there but if you’re trying to build a career, you need solid information. And many of them really are awful. We’ve gone through hundreds of books on financing, casting, budgeting, editing, writing and shooting to bring you those which we believe are the most useful and on-point. We are constantly adding to our library to include every facet of the industry from pre-production to distribution so that when you have questions, you’ll know where to find the best answers.

Screenwriters on Screen-Writing: The Best in the Business Discuss Their Craft
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320 pages of screenwriting tips and 9 ‘how to’ roadmaps that explore the techniques and the craft these successful screenwriters use to transform their written words to the big silver screen. Im

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Getting it Write: An Insider’s Guide to a Screenwriting Career
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In your mind, the 120 pages of blockbuster script you've just finished, is your roadmap to a career as a screenwriter par excellence. Even your mother says so. Now what? Well if it was that easy, they

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The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
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Using mythological allegory to support his theory that many stories can be built on character archetypes, and narrative structures, Christopher Vogler's The Writer's Journey, is one of those books wri

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The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller
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Master storyteller/screenwriter John Truby’s ‘Anatomy of Story’ has been described by Backstage as “A veritable bible for screenwriters.” High praise for the man who also wrote screenplays for Shrek,

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Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting
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With a career of writing many great screenplays, and fixing some in need of help, William Goldman knows what it takes to be a successful screenwriter. In his ‘Adventures in the Screen Trade’ Goldman i

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Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success
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Brian O’Neil’s ‘Acting As A Business,’ provides novice and old pro thespians with survival guidelines on how to navigate the business side of acting. While other writers on the subject preached patien

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An Actor Prepares
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One of the first names that comes to mind in the study of acting is the great Russian teacher, Constantin Stanislavski. In his legendary book, ‘The Actor Prepares’ readers discover the humanity of th

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Audition
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The answer is the Shurtleff connection. The question is, what do Hoffman, Midler, Tomlin, Vereen, Redford, Streisand, David Merrick, Bob Fosse, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more have in common? As a Casti

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Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents
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Louise Levison’s ‘Filmmakers and Financing’ is the synthesis of her 28 years financing independent films and has become a valuable guide for film makers seeking funding for their project. As a UCLA te

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The Business of Television
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Here’s a list of Ken Basin’s credits and why his ‘Business of Television’ has become the gold standard reference book on the industry he has spent so much of his life in. From Harvard lecturer teachin

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The Complete Film Production Handbook
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For current Biz professionals in need of a refresher, wannabe’s and students seeking words of wisdom as they try to break into the world of TV and Film production, this is one ‘must-have’ reference fo

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In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing
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With 22 Screen Credits, 5 Sound Credits, and 2 Director Credits garnered over 45 plus years in the business, ‘In the Blink of an Eye’ is editor Walter Murch's comprehensive book on film editing.

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