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Producer to Producer by Maureen Ryan Sample
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PRODUCER TOPRODUCER
MAUREEN A. RYAN
A Step-By-Step Guide to
LOW-BUDGET INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCING
! " # $ % & ' () " & * & (+ , - . / # 0 " - 1 *
 
 vii
FOREWORD
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xv
 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi
INTRODUCTION
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii
HOW THIS BOOK WORKS AND WHOM IT IS FOR
. . .xix
1) DEVELOPMENT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Finding the Idea or Material
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Study Scripts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Development Process
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Obtaining Rights to Underlying Material
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Screenplay Creation and Revision
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Screenwriting Software
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Getting Feedback on the Script
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Script Doctors
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 
Writer’s Guild of America
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 
Log Line — Don’t Leave Home Without It
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 
Log Line Creation
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Creating a Proposal
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Proposal Examples
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
IMDB.com
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Creating a Pitch
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Producing a Trailer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Distribution Plan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Presales
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Sales Agents
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Deliverables
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Development Wrap Up
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Final Checklist Before Deciding to Produce the Film
. . . . . . . . . .55
CONTENTS
 
PRODUCER TO PRODUCER | RYAN viii
2) SCRIPT BREAKDOWN
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 
Nuts and Bolts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Breakdown Details
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Breakdown for
 Red Flag
Script
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Filling in the Breakdown Sheet
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Breakdown Analysis for Red Flag
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Creating a Tentative Schedule
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 
How Many Days to Shoot?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 
Final Analysis of Red Flag
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Using the Breakdown to Adjust Your Script
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
3) BUDGETING
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Budgeting Overview
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Everything but the Kitchen Sink
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Budgeting Software
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Budget Breakdown
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Estimated Budget
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Spreadsheet Mechanics
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Geography of the Budget
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Top Sheet
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 
Creating the Estimated Budget
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Detailed Line Items
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Labor considerations
...............................108
Labor rates and Most Favored Nations ...................
109
Sections A & B (line #1-50, #51-100)
...................110
Section C #101-113 Pre-Production/Scouting Expenses
.....112
Section D #114-139 Location Expenses
.................113
Section E #140-148 Props/Wardrobe/SFX
................115
Section F #151-167 Studio Rental and Expenses
..........116
Section G #168-180 Set Construction Labor
..............116
Section H #181-192 Set Construction Materials
...........11
Section I #193-210 Equipment Rental
..................11
Section J #211-217 Film Stock, Videotape Stockand Digital Media
..................................119
Section K #218-226 Miscellaneous Costs
................120
Section L #227-233 Creative Fees
.....................120
Section M #234-270 Talent Fees
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Section N #271-276 Talent Expenses
...................121
Section P #277-322 Postproduction
....................121

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