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Author Trump, Maxine, author.

Title The documentary filmmaker's roadmap : a practical guide to planning, production and distribution / Maxine Trump
Published New York : Routledge, 2018
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Contents Chapter 1 Research: Choosing Your Story -- chapter 2 Pre-production -- chapter 3 How to Choose Documentary Genres -- chapter 4 Budget -- chapter 5 Production -- chapter 6 Funding -- chapter 7 Social Media and Print Assets -- chapter 8 Crowdfunding -- chapter 9 The Edit -- chapter 10 Case Study: Cartel Land Edit -- chapter 11 Copyright Law, Third-party and Archive Material -- chapter 12 Brain Trusts, Test Screenings and Outreach -- chapter 13 In Conversation With: Fork Films Funder, Women Make Movies Distributor, DOC NYC Festival, PBS POV Television Strand Exhibitor -- chapter 14 Festivals -- chapter 15 Distribution (or Selling and Income) -- chapter 16 Theatrical -- chapter 17 Press and Marketing -- chapter 18 TV and Streaming -- chapter 19 In Conclusion
Summary The Documentary Filmmaker’s Roadmap is a concise and practical guide to making a feature-length documentary film—from funding to production to distribution, exhibition and marketing. Using her award-winning film Musicwood—a New York Times Critics’ Pick—as a case study, director Maxine Trump guides the reader through the complex lifecycle of the documentary Film. Her interviews with lawyers, funders, distributors, TV executives and festival programmers provide a behind-the-scenes look that will assist readers on their own filmmaking journey.Written from the perspective of a successful documentary filmmaker, the book covers mistakes made and lessons learned, a discussion on the documentary genre, crowdfunding, pre-production through post, test screenings, the festival circuit distribution, legal pitfalls, fair use and more. Perfect for documentary filmmaking students and aspiring filmmakers alike, this book emphasizes the skills needed to succeed in a competitive production market. An appendix includes useful web links for further study, a list of films for recommended viewing and sample release forms.This concise guide is ideal for the classroom or as a quick reference out in the field, at a budget meeting or in the editing room
Notes Includes index
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Subject Documentary films -- Production and direction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Documentary films -- Production and direction.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315114879