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[ecrea] call for short essays for "Producing For The Screen" book

Mon Nov 12 14:20:29 GMT 2018


This call for short sub-chapters is for /Producing For The Screen/, a forthcoming book to be published by Focal Press / Routledge in 2019 as part of their ongoing PERFORM series : The editor welcomes abstract submissions for short essays and interviews (500 to 1500 words) on the theme of film and television producing today.

Editor : Amedeo D'Adamo.

Series Editor : Anna Weinstein.

The editor seeks short essays (to be grouped into chapters) that describe the new fields of producing in today's shifting context of production, distribution and audiences. In a student-friendly style, the book discusses the skills and the complexities of being a creative producer, using examples and explaining their context while deferring the definitions of key terms to footnotes. Case-studies that illustrate key aspects of producing are also welcome, but at all times a pragmatic approach is encouraged. While describing the landscapes of the profession in different regions, this will not be a how-to book with legal forms, back-end deal memos and such but rather will offer the non-professional a close attention to the large economic outlines, the social pressures and the specific skill-sets that producing now demands in its many different contexts and marketplaces. These essays will be interspersed with interviews (already transcribed) of luminaries in the field such as Lianne Halfon (/Ghostworld, Juno, Perils of Being A Wallflower, Young Adult/), Jack Lechner (/Fog Of War, Blue Valentine/), Katriel Schory (20-year head of the Israeli film fund), Peggy Rajski (/Matewan, The Grifters, Little Man Tate/), director Kim Peirce (/Boys Don't Cry, Dear White People/) as well as many other up-and-coming figures working now within the field's new possibilities. Routledge/Focal Press describes the book series as “an easy-to-read series for undergraduate and graduate students that ... offers a broad but detailed view of the industry and varying career tracks within it, ultimately bolstering readers’ confidence that they have a solid understanding of what it takes to achieve creative and financial success with their art—in other words, what it takes to /make a living/ as an artist." In addition, some critical attention to the field's boundaries and social history is also invited.

The final style of the book will be conversational and direct : examples can be found in previews of earlier editions :

Topics can include (but are not limited to)

Beyond 'Project Management' : why does this field resist definition?
Negotiation : art or skill?
Building an EPK
Financing models and techniques
The proper role of the marketing department
Dealing with Post

While the book's main focus is narrative ilm, topics can include (but are not limited to):

Producing the documentary

Producing commercials
Producing TV
Producing the webseries

Proposals Submission Deadline: Dec. 2nd, 2018
Full Chapters Due: January 31st, 2019

Revised Draft Due: March 1^st , 2019
Submission Date: April 30th, 2019

Please send abstracts (200 to 300 words) to : (amedeo.dadamo /at/ <mailto:(amedeo.dadamo /at/>
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