FilmSkills: Producing


Producers assemble the raw talent, resources, and equipment for the director to build his vision on the set.  But the business of filmmaking is like no other – the demands are constantly changing and each scene requires its own unique approach to be successful, requiring skill and agility from everyone involved.   In FilmSkills: Producing, you will learn every aspect of the business of film from the studio development process, to running the production, through marketing and distribution. Leading Hollywood filmmakers take you deep inside the process for an unfiltered look at how you can use Hollywood’s time-tested process on your own productions.

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1516966732
  • ISBN-13: 978-1516966738
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches


If more people followed the recipe Jason has tested, perfected and laid out here in beautiful detail, we could look forward to seeing the next generation of cinema artists’ dreams and visions expressively realized.

Jarrod DeSantis


FilmSkills: Producing packs the entire producing process into one easy-to-follow book.

  • Go inside the studios and learn how they function
  • Build a compelling and accurate business plan to attract investors
  • Package your movie with the actors you want
  • Work with agents and manager and discover how to properly negotiate
  • Learn to break down the script as a producer
  • Learn to schedule the production
  • Build an accurate budget
  • Learn the insurance requirements
  • Valuable insight on how to raise money for your film
  • Form a production company and protect yourself from liability
  • Managing the budget during production
  • Hiring the best crew
  • Work with camera, lighting, and equipment vendors to make renting effortless
  • Learn how to work with cast and crew from the unions and guilds
  • Navigate film festivals and maximize your movie’s impact
  • Learn how the process of domestic, foreign, and online distribution works and how to avoid common pitfalls that cost filmmakers thousands of dollars
  • Learn advanced marketing and advertising to grow your audience
  • Learn how to working with the media to maximize the impact of media coverage