Hello! Can anyone suggest a few books on producing
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Hi Vasco. Perhaps take a look at "Producer to Producer: A Step-By-Step Guide to Low Budgets Independent Film Producing" by Maureen A. Ryan. :)
Thank you Beth!
Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide
Producers survival guide. It's on Amazon. It's all about the legal as a producer.
I'd also have a dig around Ted Hope's blog. It will, as one blog, give you an injection of knowledge. Good luck.
Thanks, Jade and Stavros.
Go to Writerstore.com and check them out.
Interesting question, And some interesting answers. I guess the truth of the matter is it depends what level you currently are, as to what "producer" books would be useful to you. Many of the books I've looked at concentrate on the American feature film market. Don't forget that many of the skills of a producer can be gained through non film related books and courses, negotiation, project management, book keeping and accounting, employment law, marketing, copyright law, leadership to name but a few...
Best books on producing I've ever read: Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films, by Tom Malloy, From Reel to Deal, by Dov Simens, Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking, by Suzzane Lyons and So You Want to be a Producer, by Lawrence Turman...
Thank you all. Not sure I'll ever produce, but I think that understanding the process more completely will make me a better screenwriter.
Google Film Legal in Amazon and start reading. Production management also. But remember at the start of your journey think small not large. SMALL projects, practical; little steps. Don't start attempting the next Superman or Gardians of the Galaxy. If your a screenwriter then all I can say it Read, Watch and Write as a mantra. And, do it every day!
Hey Vasco "The School of Hard Knocks," that's the book i'm writing on it! :) I would advise start small and garner some interest. Actually, wait til my book is out. Good luck RJN