Professor Muchnik talks about his new book on July 19

9781138123625We’re excited to welcome Federico Muchnik to our faculty this year, teaching Production & Management in our junior year. Federico has a long history in independent film, and this summer he published a new book The Strategic Producer: On The Art & Craft of Making Your First Feature.

He’ll be talking about his new book at Porter Square Books on July 19th at 7pm. Go hear him speak and buy a copy for yourself. (Hint: it’s required reading for his class!)

Publisher’s info about the book:

Today’s technologies and economic models won t settle for a conventional approach to filmmaking. “The Strategic Producer: On the Art and Craft of Making Your First Feature “combines history, technology, aesthetics, data, decision-making strategies, and time-tested methods into a powerful new approach to producing. An ideal text for aspiring filmmakers, “The Strategic Producer “orients the reader’s mind-set towards self-empowerment by sharing essential and timeless techniques producers need to get the job done while also embracing the constantly evolving production landscape.

– Written in clear, succinct, and non-technical prose.

– Includes six sidebar in depth interviews with industry professionals providing additional perspectives.

– Clearly presented line drawings help readers quickly understand complex ideas like production timelines, story structure, and business models.

– Includes samples from key documents such as script pages, budgets, shooting schedules, and business plans for potential investors.