Gain a thorough understanding of the nuanced and multidimensional role producers play in television and emerging media today to harness the creative, technical, interpersonal, and financial skills essential for success in this vibrant and challenging field.
Producing for TV and New Media, Fourth edition is your guide to avoiding the obstacles and pitfalls commonly encountered by new and aspiring producers. This fourth edition has been updated to include:
- "Focus on Emerging Media" sections that highlight emerging media, web video, mobile format media and streaming media
- Sample production forms and contracts
- Review questions accompanying each interview and chapter
- Interviews with industry professionals that offer practical insight into cutting-edge developments in television and emerging media production
- Fresh analysis of emerging media technologies and streaming media markets
Written especially for new and aspiring producers with an insight that simply cannot be found in any other book, this new edition of a text used by professors and professionals alike is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to find success as a television or emerging media producer.
Cathrine Kellison was a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Independent Documentary Association, and won numerous industry awards, including two WGA awards for Outstanding Achievement. She passed away in 2009.
Dustin Morrow is a filmmaker, author, programmer and tenured professor of Film at Portland State University. He has also taught at Temple University and the University of Iowa and was an editor and director of short-form projects and series television in Los Angeles, working with such clients as MTV, Fox Sports, and the Discovery Channel.
Kacey Morrow is a media artist, scholar and tenured professor of new media design at Western Washington University. She has years of experience as a motion, print, and multimedia designer in Chicago, and her videos have appeared in several film festivals and exhibitions nationwide.
Introduction 1. What Does a TV What Does a TV Producer Really Do? 2. Television: Its Past, Present, and Future 3. The Big Idea: Script and Project Development 4. Connecting the Dots: Breakdowns, Budgets, and Finance 5. Welcome to Reality: Legalities and Rights 6. Pitching and Selling the Project 7. The Plan: Preproduction 8. The Shoot: Production 9. The Final Product: Postproduction 10. It's a Wrap! Now, the Next Steps 11. Conversations with the Pros: Producing in the Real World 12. Sample Forms 13. Index