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Directing for the Screen : Succeeding as a Creative Professional (Paperback) (Anna Weinstein)
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Directing for the Screen: Succeeding as a Creative Professional includes essays written by and interviews with directors, producers, development executives, and professors, exploring the business side of directing—where art meets business. Contributors to this book share their perspectives on how to break into the field; how to develop, nurture, and navigate business relationships; expectations in terms of business etiquette; strategies for contending with the emotional highs and lows of directing; how to do creative work under pressure; prepping for formal pitches; and more. Experts with Hollywood directing experience demystify the film industry and the role of the director with real-world information you can use out in the work world.
- Learn what it like to work in the real world from directors who have worked in the trenches and explore topics like the director – actor relationship, working on set and overseeing the creative and technical work of often hundreds of people.
- One of the only books on the market to delve into the business of directing and what it takes to make a living in the work world.
- Written in a friendly and engaging tone with funny stories, stories of challenges and inspiration and other tidbits that make bring the business side of directing to life.
- Ideal companion for directing and filmmaking classes, bringing the expertise of working directors into the classroom discussion.