Independent Filmmaker's Manual. IFP/West. Anyone remotely interested in creating an independent film needs to read this book. It's a nuts and bolts approach based on real working samples. By the time you finish it you will have learned just about everything involved in producing a low budget film. It also includes a CD-Rom that contains interviews, written testaments and features several forms and worksheets that you'll need to create your working budget and shooting schedule.
* Written by two independent producers, based on their experience with the successful independent film Swingers
* Includes a CD-ROM with QuickTime versions of interviews with leading independent filmmakers such as Billy Bob Thornton and Ang Lee as well as frequently used production forms in reusable template format
* Extensive resource guide of references, organizations, and terms
Backed by the resources of Independent Feature Project/West, co-authors Nicole Shay LaLoggia and Eden H. Wurmfeld have written the definitive low-budget production manual. Using examples from the Miramax film Swingers, this comprehensive manual offers the independent filmmaker a single volume reference covering every aspect of making a film: script rights and rewrites, financing, breakdown, scheduling and budgeting, pre-production, production, postproduction, and distribution. A resource guide listing useful references and organizations, as well as a glossary, complete this manual. The companion CD-ROM features interviews with important figures in the independent film industry, including Billy Bob Thornton and Ang Lee. Forms that are illuminated in the text are also included on the CD for ease of use. Independent Feature Project/West is non-profit membership organization for independent filmmakers. IFP/West provides its members with access to industry leaders, professional advice, discounts, and rental equipment. IFP/West also provides a comprehensive educational program covering all aspects of the filmmaking process from script to post-production, to marketing and distribution. Since its inception, IFP/West has become the primary support network for filmmakers in Southern California and is a strong advocate for diversity and innovation in filmmaking.
About the Author
IFP/West is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and honoring quality American independent film. IFP/West provides a comprehensive educational program covering all aspects of the filmmaking process, and is a strong advocate for diversity and innovation in filmmaking.
Nicole Shay LaLoggia is a film producer and a consultant in film budgeting, preproduction, post-production and distribution.
Eden H. Wurmfeld is a production manager, assistant director, and producer, and also programs panels for the Sundance Film Festival.