Log in

NEWS

 
<< First  < Prev   ...   29   30   31   32   33   Next >  Last >> 
  • 22 Jan 2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us Tuesday, February 5th for introductions, news and networking at Beacon Tavern at 1032 Beacon St. in Brookline, from 6:30-8:30. This event is free, and open to all current, and prospective members. WIFVNE is actively seeking new members and volunteers to join the organization, and help us continue to thrive and serve our community.

    If you can’t make it to the meetings, but want to get involved, drop us a line! info@womeninfilmvideo.org 617-871-9667

  • 10 Jan 2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Shannon Mullen

    I’ve never produced a movie before, but the projected budget for my first feature film project is $20M-50M.  A lot of people ask me how I know what I’m doing.  The short answer is I don’t; I’m learning as I go, so it’s a good thing that “nobody knows anything in Hollywood,” as one of my mentors (an accomplished screenwriter and novelist) often reminds me.

    The producing shelf in my office bookcase.

    There’s no substitute for experience, but I believe you can learn a lot about producing by reading about it (or at least enough to fake it until you make it).

    For about four years now I’ve been reading books, magazines, trade websites and blogs, etc.  By this point enough people have asked me about my list that I thought I’d share what I’ve found to be the best of it here:

    Books

    • “So You Want to Be a Producer” by Lawrence Turman
    • “The Hollywood Economist” by Edward Jay Epstein
    • “Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films” by Tom Malloy
    • “Getting the Money” by Jeremy Juuso
    • “Dealmaking in the Film & Television Industry” by Mark Litwak
    • “Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters” by Michael Tierno
    • “The Art of Film” by Howard Suber
    • “The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers” by Thomas A. Crowell Esq.
    • “The Big Picture: The New Logic of Money and Power in Hollywood” by Edward Jay Epstein
    • “Filmmakers and Financing” by Louise Levinson
    • “On Writing” by Stephen King
    • “The Portable Film School” by D.B. Gilles

    Magazines/websites

    I also recommend the article that sparked my interest in producing – “We Are Not the Enemy: The Truth About Producers” by Larry Turman (see page 28) in which he succinctly sums up the qualifications for the job:

     The best producers have the taste and creativity of an artist, the mind-set of an entertainer, the people skills of a politician, the business acumen of a CEO, the insight of a psychotherapist, the ebullience of a cheerleader, the tenacity of a pit bull, the charm of a snake-oil seller, the delegating ability of a five-star general, the malleability of a chameleon, and the dedication of a monk.

    My experience to date suggests that Mr. Turman nails it.

<< First  < Prev   ...   29   30   31   32   33   Next >  Last >> 

NEWEST NEWS

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

     


  


For WIFVNE Members Only content:

Click the blue person icon to log in

Log in

WIFVNE Member app:

Get it in the App Store or from Google Play



© 2022 Women in Film & Video New England.

All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software