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Little Blue Book for Filmmakers: A Primer for Directors, Writers, Actors and Producers

by Carl Gottlieb Limelight
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Pbk 208 pages
AU$37.99 NZ$39.12
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Originally conceived as a workbook for young directors, The Little Blue Book for Filmmakers has become a handbook for easy reference, with all the information a student director/actor/producer needs to create a film, from inception through production, to sales, distribution, and exhibition.


The book discusses issues faced by all beginning filmmakers, with a historical perspective that explains problems and solutions that reach back to the invention of movies at the turn of the last century, and stretch forward to include new digital technology and the popularization of videography as global self-expression. A valuable addition to the shelves of all film school instructors who've not had years of practical experience working in the trade, it's also a syllabus in itself and can be the foundation for a course schedule. More important, it's something every film student will want to own as a reference and guide.
Carl Gottlieb (New York, NY) is a veteran of more than 40 years in theatre, film, and television. He is the recipient of an Independent Spirit Award, an Emmy, a Clio, and the Morgan Cox Award. He was also nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for his work on the JAWS screenplay. Gottlieb is the author of The Jaws Log and coauthor of Long Time Gone: The Autobiography of David Crosby and its sequel, Since Then: How I Survived Everything and Lived to Tell About It. Antoinette “Toni” Attell (San Francisco, CA) is an Emmy-nominated actress, acting coach, and motivational speaker. She has served as an instructor and choreographer; has opened for Jay Leno, Steve Martin, and Robin Williams. Attell is an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinema and currently teaches at the UCLA Extension.