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The Producer’s Guide to Film Production Insurance

Film production insurance is a staple in filmmaking. A good film insurance policy protects the producers, filmmakers, film crew, production gear and all the filming locations from liability claims. A bad one protects you, yourself, and only you.

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Day Out of Days Reports Explained

How you do ensure your shooting schedule makes the most of your actors’ time, and more importantly, your money? While shooting schedule software organize what happens each day of the shoot, it can’t optimize itself to make sure dead time is eliminated as much as possible. In order to make sure your schedule is airtight, unit production managers use DOOD reports.

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4 Ways Film Producer's Can Decrease Entertainment Insurance Liabilities - StudioBinder

4 Ways to Decrease Entertainment Insurance Liabilities on Set

Casting actors. Hiring crew. Scouting locations. If not done correctly, pre-production is where some projects can collapse in on themselves, costing investors and distributors precious time and tons of money. To guard against these types of events, producers purchase entertainment insurance and completion bonds to ensure the show goes on.

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The Essential Guide for Crafting Film Budgets (with FREE Film Budget Template)

Film budgeting is an essential part of the filmmaking process. Anyone vaguely thinking of a career as a producer needs to know how to make a film budget. Since film budget software like Movie Magic Budgeting, Showbiz Budgeting, and EP Budgeting can run on the pricey side, we’ve created a free film budget template. Our film budget spreadsheet follows the standard feature of film structure.

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The Complete Guide to Mastering Script Breakdown Elements

Cast. Props. Animal Trainers. Child Actor Trainers. They’re all production elements that make up a scene breakdown sheet, which is an organizational document with categorized lists that you need for each scene of your film.

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Rules of Composition: How to Show Deeper Meaning in a Single Frame

Telling a story isn’t enough. You have to grab your audience by the eyeballs. Whether you’re a seasoned director or just learning what framing in film is, the way we see things is just as important as the things themselves. In his video essay on Drive, Tony Zhou uncovers 4 simple rules of composition that can make your shots out-of-the-box.

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