Producing for Profit
A Practical Guide to Making Independent and Studio FilmseBook - 2016
In Practical Producing: A Producer’s Guide to Independent and Low Budget Filmmaking, Stevens provides real-world examples and his own proven techniques for success that can turn passion into profit. The principles outlined in this book aren’t just theory, but practical application that filmmakers of all levels can use to succeed in today’s ever changing marketplace. Learn how to develop, negotiate, sell, finance, produce, distribute, cast and market a film that will make aprofit. This book contains numerous examples from Stevens’ previous films, including downloadable budgets, schedules, and pertinent contracts. This is the definitive book every producer must have!
Andrew Stevens has produced and financed over 175 motion pictures from micro-budget independents to mega-budget studio theatrical releases, from the hit comedy "The Whole Nine Yards", to the cult classic, "The Boondock Saints".
For a decade, Stevens served on the board of directors of the International Film and Television Alliance, (the former American Film Marketing Association) and also served as Chairman of the Independent Producers Association (IPA), which is, among other things, active in collective bargaining for independent producers and film companies. Stevens has been involved in many guild negotiations with both the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) on behalf of the constituency of independent producers and was a key architect of the current DGA/IPA multi-tiered low-budget agreement. Stevens has been a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1978.