Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business by Dean Silvers
Expensive film schools may claim to offer the best guidance and access to opportunities in the film and TV industry, but Dean Silvers, accomplished producer and director, proposes a different perspective. In his new book, Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business, he explains how to turn an idea into a script, a script into an independent production, and a production into a breakout success without a film degree, a big budget, or any high-tech equipment. Advising on projects from Internet shorts to feature films, Silvers draws from his own experiences to show readers the many possibilities within this “wonderful, crazy industry.”
Dean Silvers has produced acclaimed films including Flirting with Disaster, Manny & Lo, and Spanking the Monkey, working with actors such as Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Josh Brolin. He’s worked as a director, producer, writer, and entertainment lawyer, and his films have been featured in prestigious festivals such as Cannes and Sundance. Silvers lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.
Praise for Dean Silvers and Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business
“What better time to grab Dean Silvers’ ‘Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business’…Brimming with helpful hints…and new business models that are revolutionizing an industry.” – Sam Roberts, The New York Times
“Dean is a great producer.” – Harvey Weinstein (Academy Award Winning Producer, best known for The Artist, The King’s Speech, and more)
“The king of independent film.” – Casey Affleck (Academy Award Nominated Actor, best known for Good Will Hunting, Ocean’s Eleven, and more)