Challenging existing ideas about not only what constitutes retail shrinkage, but also the approach that should be adopted to deal with it, it critically examines how current approaches to managing shrinkage are at best preventative, and how through operational excellence, organizations can reduce the impact it has on their profitability.
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.
A compendium of pictures and verses form the sinews of this book. Pictures speak and words portray what comes out of the delicate balance between fantasy and reality. No emotion finds partiality in this collection, every emotion gets its own chance in its brilliant intensity. If you are in love with a single or mild emotion, this book might not be for you.
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