Independent Film Producing How to Produce a Low-Budget Feature Film By Paul Battista

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:

  • Scripts 
  • Business plans
  • Copyright issues
  • Equity and non-equity financing
  • Fund-raising
  • Tax considerations
  • Talent recruiting
  • Scheduling
  • Distribution 
  • Securities laws 
  • Film festivals 
  • And more 

Also 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 Producing will be like having a best friend who is an experienced, well-connected insider.

TitleIndependent Film Producing
SubtitleHow to Produce a Low-Budget Feature Film
AuthorBy Paul Battista
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintAllworth Press
Published1 October 2013
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
ISBNs: 9781621532644 978-1-62153-264-4 Title: independent film producing category:PER ISBNs: 9781621533870 978-1-62153-387-0 Title: independent film producing category:PER 
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