Indie Film Producing explains the simple, basic, clear cut role of the independent film producer. Raising funds to do your dream project, producing award-winning films with a low budget, putting name actors on your indie film-it's all doable, and this book guides you through the entire process of being a successful producer with bonus tips on how to effortlessly maneuver through the sphere of social media marketing and fundraising tactics. Indie film producer Suzanne Lyons pilots you through the actual making of low budget films to show you how easy and fun it can be. Laid out in a step-by-step, A to Z, matter-of-fact style that shows how the producer's role can be easy, how to treat the film as a business, and especially how to avoid the painful pitfalls faced by so many producers, this book gives you the essential tools you need to make your film a success from the ground up. . Begins with the earliest stages of concept development, continues through production & post, and ultimately concludes with distribution . Shows you how to create a buzz for your film through marketing and promotions . Interviews with global producers who produced films using social media, festivals, apps, and more, give you real-world insight that can be applied to your own films . Website points you to a fantastic collection of resources that you'll need to produce your own films (https://booksite.focalpress.com/indiefilmproducing)

chapter 1|5 pages

Getting Ready to Produce

chapter 2|9 pages

Timeline for Séance

chapter 3|14 pages

The Script: Option and Development

chapter 4|16 pages

Creating Your Business Plan

chapter 6|20 pages

Sales Presentation and Finding Investors

chapter 7|8 pages

Soft Prep

chapter 8|21 pages

The Casting Process

chapter 9|16 pages


chapter 10|19 pages

Principal Photography

chapter 11|24 pages

Wrap-Up and Postproduction

chapter 12|20 pages

Delivery and Sales Agents

chapter 14|10 pages

You've Delivered … Now What?