Letters to Young Filmmakers: Creativity and Getting Your Films Made by Howard SuberLetters to Young Filmmakers: Creativity and Getting Your Films Made by Howard Suber

Letters to Young Filmmakers: Creativity and Getting Your Films Made

byHoward Suber

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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If anyone can be called the “Yoda” of filming, it’s Howard Suber. For 46 years, Howard Suber has taught generations of screenwriters, directors, producers, and film scholars at UCLA’s celebrated film school, and his former students are today creating films and television programs and teaching film studies throughout the world.He create...
Title:Letters to Young Filmmakers: Creativity and Getting Your Films MadeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Becoming a Filmmaker

Becoming aProfessionalFilmmaker

The Letters:

Fate vs. Destiny; War; Is it Who You Know?; “Born Creative”?; The Principal Principle of Creativity; Inspiration; Originality; Ideas; Pitching; What’s It About?; If The Screenplay Is So Important, How Come Screenwriters Are So Often Treated Like Shit?; Emotional Storyboards; Write What You Know?; Creating Recognizable Characters; Developing Your Writing; The Audience; What Audiences Want; Strategy and Artistic Freedom; Logistics; Prioritizing; Hollywood; What Movie Are You Living Now?; Decisions; Active vs. Effective; Negotiating; Aggression; Motivations vs. Goals; Rules vs. Principles; What’s Most Important?; Treatments; Readers and Coverage; Development; Options; Marketplace Value of First Time Screenplays; Credits; Writers vs. Producers; Producers vs. Everyone Else; Conflict; Partnerships; Mentors and Models; Sharing Your Passion; How Much Does A Film Cost?; What Happened To The Studios?; The Golden Age of Independent Film; Making an Independent Film; Agents; Managers; Hip Pocketing; Getting Started as a Director; Doing Things for The Good of the Film; Exhibition and Distribution; Marketing; Minorities and Women in the Industry; Ageism and Youthism; Copy and Other Rights; Life Rights and Romans À Clef; Being Screwed; Other Opportunities; The End of the Industry; What Determines Success?; Why Try?