FilmCraft: Producing By Geoffrey Macnab & Sharon Swart

29.05.2013 22:40

Latest Book in the Acclaimed FilmCraft Series


FilmCraft: Producing

By Geoffrey Macnab & Sharon Swart

Posted May 11, 2013

"Filmcraft is intended for a wide audience, including fans, film students and industry veterans. The interviews are intended be accessible to ordinary fans but offer detailed insight that will be of use to industry professionals as well." - The Hollywood Reporter


"These books are a godsend for anyone curious about how movies are put together [...] the interviews are carefully edited and they crackle with insight. They're perfect examples of informed cinephilia." - Dallas Morning News


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The latest title in the acclaimed FilmCraft series, FilmCraft: Producing by Geoffrey Macnab and Sharon Swart, is available from The Focal Press.

Like all titles in the series, Producing features in-depth interviews with some of the world's most celebrated and respected film producers - most notably, Tim Bevan (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary),Jeremy Thomas (The Last Empreror, Sexy Beast), Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men series, You've Got Mail), Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar), Jan Chapman (The Piano, Lantana), Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games, Babel), and Peter Aalbæk Jensen (Melancholia, Breaking the Waves). Pre-order FilmCraft: Producing on Amazon, here: 

FilmCraft: Producing is uniquely written in a format that appeals to the film student, the industry veteran and even the non-practitioner. Any fan of film will love the interview-based format with perspectives from the world's finest producers. Along with the interviews, Producing features five Legacy sections each highlighting producing legends from the past who have shaped the way movies are made today - including David O. Selznick (Gone With the Wind), Dino De Laurentiis (La Strada, The Bible) and more!

Additionally, the book is packed with stunning images from classic films and exclusive on-set photos that will thrill film lovers. FilmCraft: Producing is both a gorgeous reflection on the last few decades of filmmaking, as well as an invaluable tool for all filmmakers.

With decades of experience in film journalism, authors Macnab and Swart bring a unique tribute to film producing as they examine the often challenging task of the producer. From finding and developing a script, to sourcing financing, to seeing a film through production and then helping it find an audience, a producer must wear many hats. Some producers do it all, and some specialize in certain aspects of the job. The book's interviews reveal how the craft's best have managed to make a career of it.







About The Authors:


Geoffrey Macnab writes on film for the Independent, the Guardian, Sight & Sound and Screen International. He is the author of Screen Epiphanies; Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Auteur; The Making of Taxi Driver; Key Moments in Cinema; Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema; and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry.


Sharon Swart is a writer with more than 15 years of experience covering the entertainment industry as a staff editor at leading trade publications The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Among her many roles at Variety, she edited the trade's prestigious '10 to Watch' lists on emerging directors, screenwriters and producers. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to publications including Screen International,, Filmmaker Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Dutch Esquire. She also sits on the Board of Directors of humanitarian organization FilmAid International.






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