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Production House Cinema

Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business

Renowned video storyteller Kurt Lancaster offers both students and professionals a practical guide to starting their own video production company and creating cinematic, client-based video content.


Utilizing practical know-how along with in-depth analysis and interviews with successful independent production houses like Stillmotion and Zandrak, Lancaster follows the logistics and inspiration of creating production house cinema from the initial client pitch all the way through financing and distribution. 

Includes cinematic case studies that offer detailed coverage of several short films made for clients.

"Building on his excellent body of work as an author and professional producer, Kurt Lancaster offers comprehensive and clear 'how-to' guides that every filmmakerfrom the beginner to the veteranwill find useful."

―Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Producer/Director, Specific Pictures; Social Documentary, University of California, Santa Cruz

"Kurt Lancaster has created THE complete one-stop shop for building your own production company―top to bottom."

―William McDonald, Department of Film, UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television

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