An independent business is a business that is free from outside control. It usually means a privately owned establishment, as opposed to a public limited company, the latter of which is owned by investment shares traded in the stock market. In many cases, independent businesses are sole proprietorship companies.
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Everything you need to know to produce and market your independent film, from industry professionals with insider knowledge
Balancing the inevitable tug between art and commerce is a filmmaker's job, but without film commerce, their art will never come into existence, much less reach an audience. The advice presented within The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide reflects custom and practice in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, and emphasizes the necessary deals that need to be made to make it in the business.
In this comprehensive guidebook, three experienced entertainment lawyers tell you everything you need to know to produce and market an independent film: from the development process to deal making, financing, setting up the production, hiring directors and actors, securing location rights, acquiring music, calculating profits, digital moving making, distribution, and marketing your movie. The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide shepherds filmmakers through the sometimes muddled world of entertainment law, and the result is more sophisticated independent films being financed, produced, and distributed.
In this new and updated ultimate filmmakerâs guide, Louise Levison gives you easy-to-use steps for writing an investor-winning business plan for a feature film, including:
Todayâs explosion of independent and digital filmmaking demands a brass-tacks guide to the business and legal aspects of the process. What fundraising options are available to a filmmaker? When should a filmmaker establish a corporation or limited liability company? How do screenwriters protect their work? What are a directorâs legal obligations to the producer, cast, and crew--and what are their obligations in return? And why must the filmmaker pay special attention to products and artwork that might appear in the background of a shot?
This indispensable resource addresses the legal, financial, and organizational questions that an independent or guerrilla filmmaker must face, and the problems that will doom a project if left unanswered. It demystifies issues such as founding a film company, obtaining financing, preparing a budget, securing locations, shooting, granting screen credits, and distributing, exhibiting, and marketing a film.
Newly updated and expanded, this second edition explores concepts such as executing a digital distribution strategy through the use of YouTube and Âwebisodes,â the importance of international distribution, and legal issues particular to documentaries. Six handy appendixes provide sample contracts, copyright circulars, Documentary Filmmakersâ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, studio contact information, and more.
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Bitcoin is not just a new word in the Internet age or technological and financial progress, it's a start of a new era on the Earth! Even 10 years ago we even couldn't imagine dreaming about digital money - you can't physically touch them but you can own and spend them. Today this is a reality! Bitcoin revolution covered the whole world like a huge wave, more and more people interested in this "Digital Gold".
Over the past few years, Bitcoin has grown from something known only to a select few tech nerds into a revolutionary currency that has rapidly changed the way that we think about the concept of money. You no doubt see Bitcoin payments accepted in all kinds of places now, but, if you can believe it, it used to be a fairly complicated procedure for finding places that let you pay in Bitcoin.
Anyway, to run the world you need to know everything. We can't guarantee that you will know EVERYTHING from this book, but we can guarantee you will have the notion of a new currency - Bitcoin. What is it? Where did it come from? How do you use it? Is it really just fake internet money created by drug dealers? That is precisely what we will be answering in this book. Weâll cover everything you need to know in order to get started with Bitcoin:
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âI wish this book had been available when I began my independent career. Thereâs only one word for it â PRICELESS!!!â
Â -Shay McConnon, psychologist, trainer, coach, magician and mentor
âGrounded in common-sense and humour and very clear about what can send you off track.
- Â Â Norman Walker, former global head of Human Resources for Novartis, now an independent senior executive coach and consultant on leadership
"AMUST read, for anyone thinking about life outside the organisationâ
- Goran Hultin former Deputy Director General at the ILO (International Labour Office), now a successful independent consultant
HOW TO WORK FOR YOURSELF AND MAKE IT WORK
Are you thinking of starting up on your own and working for yourself? Do you need to know the nuts and bolts of setting up; marketing yourself and prospecting for new business; keeping things running on a day-to-day basis? Have you already made the leap and want to get more work, new clients, higher fees? This practical, no-nonsense book pulls no punches and gives you all the guidance you need to set yourself up and get work in the first place, plus all the know-how you need to survive, prosper and expand once youâre up and running.
See the bookâs website at www.pearson-books.com/startinguponyourownfor up-to-the minute financial and tax information for small businesses and the self-employed.
This book was previously known as Smarter Consulting.
IF YOU NEVER WANT TO WORK FOR SOMEBODY ELSE AGAIN, YOU NEED STARTING UP ON YOUR OWN!
Chances are that if you're looking at this book you are at least thinking about taking the big step of going it alone. Or you're already in business as an independent and you want to get better at it. Well, you've come to the right place. Starting Up On Your Own covers everything you need to get ready to work for yourself and, once you've taken the plunge, how to develop your business and stay the course.
If youâre not already in business, the first step is to decide if this is the right path for you. To help you with this critical decision, this book takes you through the reality of what's involved and has a unique self-assessment quiz to help you check out your suitability for the independent working lifestyle.
Youâre probably an expert in your chosen field. Thatâs great: youâll be selling your expertise. But when you're working for yourself you have to be good at a whole lot of other things too. Starting Up On Your Own covers everything you need to do to make money and survive as an independent.
* Where do I start?
* How should I market myself?
* How can I get repeat business from my clients?
* How do I win new clients?
* What should I charge and what do I need to do to make sure I get paid on time?
* When can I put up my fees? (And when shouldnât I?)
* Can I work from home?
* How much will I need to invest?
* Should I hire someone else to work for me?
* How shall I organise my time?
The answers to all these questions and more are right here. What are you waiting for?
ÂMike Johnsonbegan life as an independent, freelance consultant in 1982, before founding a corporate communications firm in Brussels and London, following a career in journalism and corporate communication for multinational corporations. In 1999 he started again as an independent consultant and freelance. This book is about what he has learned on his freelance journey. His focus today centres around the world of work, talent management and corporate communication for both private and public organizations The author of eleven books on business and management issues, including Winning the People Wars, Talent Magnet and The New Rules of Engagement, Mike also developed a series of World of Work studies for the Financial Times and The Economist and for many international corporations and consulting firms. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars around the globe, he is the founder and chairman of the independent global think-tank the FutureWork Forum (www.futureworkforum.com). Oh, yes, heâs also quite good at working for himself!
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