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The Business of TV Production

The Business of TV Production


  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521682381

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  • Television is the dominant mass medium of the current era. Its lifeblood in whatever form it takes is content - the programs it broadcasts to the public. This book is an insider's view of the business of production of TV programs, for university-level courses and for those in the industry wanting to upgrade their skills. It is the story of the TV producer, and the leadership of creative people, the management of resources of production (including funding) and the guiding of the production process. Covering all genres of television - drama and comedy, documentary and current affairs, infotainment and reality TV - it goes step-by-step through the journey from program idea to program delivery and beyond.

    • An insider's view of TV production
    • Deals with the business side of production, not the craft side
    • Describes the subject in the Australian context
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521682381
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part A. Opiate of the People - The Television Industry:
    1. Origins and growth of a global medium
    2. The digital revolution
    3. The industry in Australia
    4. Television genres
    Part B. Massage Parlour - Development and Funding of a Project:
    5. The concept
    6. Development of the project
    7. Approaches to Genre Development
    8. The pursuit of funding
    9. Management of a creative project
    10. Multi-platform projects
    11. Marketing and distribution
    Part C. Riding the Tiger - Management of the Production:
    12. Commencement of pre-production
    13. Documentation and office systems
    14. Crew, equipment and facilities
    15. Casting, rehearsals and performance
    16. Locations
    17. Travel arrangements
    18. Drafting the production budget
    19. Scheduling the shoot
    20. Preparing studio and Outside Broadcast Productions
    21. Managing the shoot
    22. Management of the production budget
    23. Post-production through to delivery
    Part D. A Nod to the Gatekeepers - The Environment of Television:
    24. Building the television schedule
    25. Legal constraints on content
    26. Business structure and operation.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Studio Production
    • Fundamentals of TV Production
    • Stephanie Leonard
  • Author

    Craig Collie, Queensland University of Technology
    Craig Collie is a freelance producer and consultant. He has been working in the television industry since 1969, both in production and network management. He has designed the television production curriculums at Queensland University of Technology, and been executive in charge of student production at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

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