rtvf 74 test 2

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  1. the production book includes
    contact lists, scripts, daily shot lists, shooting schedules, props, story boards, crafty, deal memos, insurance
  2. script breakdown
    budget blueprint, done for pre-production
  3. budget
    number of preproduction days, number of shooting days, number of post production days. relies on research.
  4. comprehensive general liability insurance policy
    usually minimum of 1 mil, includes general liability: body, injury, property damage, workman's comp: covers temp/permanent loss of cast/crew, and entertainment package (protects against bad stock or lost props, weather)
  5. errors and omission insurance
    protects against lawsuits
  6. institutional and educational insurance
    provided for students, not for foreign locations, explosives or moving vehicles
  7. unions
  8. have supplied most programming for global marketplace
    usa and uk
  9. ideas are from
    friends, family, news, internet, library, history, running tapes
  10. hyphenate
    a creative person with 2 or more skills who can do twice as much work
  11. difference between writing for tv and film
    in tv the characters and their stories continue, create strong stories then lasting characters.
  12. aesthetic funding
    a late perception in a series carries to considerable degree the results of previous perceptions and constituents
  13. scripts include:
    strong story, amazing hook, a protagonist, antagonist, buddy, challenge, conflict, contradiction, demon, heartstring, "up" ending
  14. one hour shows have
    44 to 48 mins of content, 30 minute shows have 22-24 minutes
  15. the action is more important than the characters
  16. the plot has two movements
    1. the complication: back story, plot, until change 2. the denouement: the change until the end, develops as cause and effect from complication
  17. a story
    propels most of the episodes primary storyline or main idea
  18. b story
    focuses on primary and/or supporting characters, often carries over into future episodes
  19. c story
    the comic or soft hearted relief that deflects tension
  20. segments
    the teaser, act one, act 2, act 3, act 4, tag
  21. outlines
    one to three pages to give direction and address problems, notecards or nodals like mindnote
  22. treatment
    written in narrative form, 3-10 pages, if interested, execs then ask for script
  23. script
    standard format, sparse language, neatly typed, one inch margins, paragraph separations, one sided 12 pt Times New or Courier New, card stock covers, brass bound
  24. formatting script
    film screenplay or A/V format
  25. writers work with
    other people, partners, agents, entertainment lawyers, and managers
  26. development phase can have three scenarios
    developing idea that is your own or you optioned it, production company/network put up development money for a write to flesh out idea, or private investor gives you partial or complete funding and expects a cut
  27. development hell
    a script's development getting stalled at different stages for uncertain time
  28. copyright ideas
    go online or call, or register them with WGA
  29. option agreement
    gives exclusive rights for six months to a year
  30. submission release
    protects content buyers from any claims that they stole idea
  31. when an established creative has a promising project idea,
    they call an agent, lawyer or executive, set up pitch meeting, gives executive "leave behind" fact sheet: synopsis, creative team, potential talent; executive would refine idea and bring in show runner, be ready to fail
  32. a pilot costs
    $3-7 million, may "up-front" presentation, 52 week programming schedule
  33. budget categories
    screenplay and/or story rights, talent, crew and equipment, director, producer, etc.
  34. web is different from broadcast because
    you can't control how the audience views it. web audiences are web savvy and can make it viral
  35. idea steps
    1. break down idea 2. budget idea 3. find the financing
  36. three part budget
    pre-production (costs are lower and more controllable), production (quickest and least problematic), and post (most challenging)
  37. two part budget
    above the line (union fees, daily/weekly fees, flat fees, producer fees), below the line (technical crew and equipment)
  38. union signatory
    production company agrees to adhere to union regulations
  39. the producer has separate budget for
    estimated and actual costs, sometimes third column for plus or minus.
  40. budget line
    each category in budget (props, producer)
  41. top sheet
    brief summary of the project's costs in each department
  42. detailed budget
    addresses every aspect of production
  43. account line
    key budget category for all details in a script or project
  44. union members
    generally assumed to be professionals with experience but have specific rates and rules
  45. business proposals
    private investors, grants, public foundations, private foundations, bank loans and credit cards or subsidize project with own money
  46. deferred payment
    give investors an agreed-upon sum if project hits specific profit point
  47. nowadays
    creatives are expected to be more versatile and producers can negotiate
  48. courtesy credits
    gives airlines, hotels, restaurants an acknoledgement
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