The Film Producer: An Industry Veteran Reveals What It Takes to Be a Producer in Today's Hollywood

2.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780312069698: The Film Producer: An Industry Veteran Reveals What It Takes to Be a Producer in Today's Hollywood

Do you have what it takes to be a producer? Do you know what it takes? In Hollywood in the nineties, the power is with the producer-either working within a studio system or as an independent.

Learn the basics of:
-Acquiring rights-how to negotiate an option
-Involving agents-how to get them to sit up and take notice of your project
-Dealing with studios-how to make an effective "pitch" to studio execs
-Financing-how to determine whether studio or independent is the way to go
-Putting the package together-how to get the right mix of writer, director, and stars

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Paul N. Lazarus III, a veteran motion picture figure, is currently the director of University of Miami's Motion Picture Program. Lazarus has held a variety of positions in the film industry including attorney, talent agent, studio executive, and producer of independent studio films.

Review:

“Getting a film 'off the ground' defies all laws of gravity. Paul Lazarus's book The Film Producer is a relevation. I wish it had been available years ago when I began trying to beat the odds.” ?Daniel Melnick, producer/studio executive

“The first thorough guide to the subject. A unique and vital work for filmmakers.” ?Michael Deeley, Oscar-winning producer of The Deer Hunter and Blade Runner

“Paul Lazarus's book is not only an essential tool for aspiring technicians, writers, directors, and producers, it is also informative and entertaining reading for anyone who loves the movies.” ?Richard Donner, producer-director

“A comprehensive minicourse that's as important for the writer as for the producer. Paul Lazarus's very readable book is both thorough and accessible.” ?Linda Segar, author of Making a Good Script Great

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Paul N. Lazarus
Published by St. Martin's Griffin (1992)
ISBN 10: 0312069693 ISBN 13: 9780312069698
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Griffin, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Upd Sub. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312069693

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lazarus, Paul N.
Published by St. Martin's Griffin (1992)
ISBN 10: 0312069693 ISBN 13: 9780312069698
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Griffin, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110312069693

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lazarus, Paul N.
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN 10: 0312069693 ISBN 13: 9780312069698
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Griffin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0312069693 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0132486

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Paul N., III Lazarus
ISBN 10: 0312069693 ISBN 13: 9780312069698
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97803120696981.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 106.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds