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The documentary diaries: Working experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker

Alan Rosenthal


The book’s aim is to help readers, both students and practicing filmmakers cope with the everyday challenges of making non fiction films in the real world. The method used is that of the case study, as the author, analyses in detail seven films he has worked on. Thus the reader follows the films through birth of the idea, through proposal, contract etc., till completion. Many of the chapters are then followed by a few pages advising how to deal with some of the central issues raised in the chapter. These pages deal in greater depth with subjects such as proposal writing, budgeting, contractual ... More

Keywords: Proposals, Contracts, Scriptwriting, Finance, Pitching, Co-productions, Distribution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784993023
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Rosenthal, author