Order for my Book from USC Producer Program
July 28, 2008 Leave a comment
The University of Southern Cakifornia, “The Peter Stark Producing Program”, just ordered my book as part of their Masters of Fine Arts program. It deals with managing the production by “directing the money”. The two professors in this part of the program are working professionals who know the importance of managing film budgets and production costs.
To give you an idea of why working producers know the value of the book let me introduce you to the world of film production. The film budget is VERY IMPORTANT. However, most producers and production managers rarely, if ever, create a budget from scratch. They mostly manage a budget prepared by the financier’s appointee – an in-house film accountant or line producer. Once the budget is finalized in prep, then the producers need to manage the rarely seen “weekly cost report” – a document that has the same format worldwide and is of paramount importance to all studios and financiers.
My book, “Walk The Talk” deals with all of that in non-accountant terms, giving a novice producer, director, production manger, etc. the insight to an undocumented topic. (Nobody else has written about this niche topic).
Visit my web site to learn more about “directing the money”: http://www.talkfilm.biz