Empowering independent filmmakers to turn the tables on Hollywood-and get their movies made and seen.
This concise volume tells you exactly what you need to do to get your movie made and find the perfect audience. Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers is your roadmap to getting your movie made, seen, and distributed. With 11 Inside Tracks and 99 step-by-step tips, you'll discover insider secrets, easy instructions, and time-saving shortcuts for everything you need to know. You'll find tips about approach financiers and speak the language they understand and how to get the perfect casting for your movie. Once you've realised your creative vision this book gives you all the advice you'll need to get your movie seen from working the festival circuit like a pro to making your film incredibly attractive to distributors.
It is written in straightforward, everyday language by media expert Adam Leipzig, the past president of National Geographic Films and a former senior executive at Disney, who has supervised more than 25 films.
Adam Leipzig is the CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, which provides informed guidance for independent media companies, financiers, and producers. Adam teaches at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and has overseen more than 25 movies as producer, executive, or distributor, including March of the Penguins; Dead Poets Society; Titus; Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; Amreeka; and The Story of the Weeping Camel.
The Landscape?.- Get Your Movie Made.- 1. Concept: The Core Of Your Movie.- 2. Comps: Can Your Movie Make Money?.- 3. Script: What's On Screen Can Only Be As Good As What's On The Page.- 4. Casting: Getting The Right Actors.- 5. Cost: You Need To Know The Money.- 6. Now You Make Your Movie: The Moment You've Been Waiting For.- Get Your Movie Seen.- 7. Getting Into Festivals When Your Movie's Ready: Sundance And Beyond.- 8. Selling At Festivals: Can You Make A Deal Here?.- 9. Selling Everywhere Else For Theatrical Distribution: More Places To Make Deals.- 10. Selling For Non-Theatrical Distribution:The Screens That Make The Most Money.- 11. Free Range Distribution: The New Frontier.- Essential Resources.