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1. Cost per 1 hour of raw film shot?

2. Starting a film production company?

3. Sending my script to a production company?

4. Location Fees?

5. Obtaining film rights to a book?

6. Why are there so many production credits at the beginning of a film?

7. Where can I send screenplays?

8. Just out of school, what job should I try and take up?

9. What is the options process?

10. Independent movies over Hollywood movies?

11. What digital equipments should I use?

12. Will film be phased out?

13. What is the best handheld digital camera out there?

 
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1. What is the approximate cost per 1 hour of raw film shot by a video production company?
Labor costs dominate these cost calculations and source format runs a close second. Make a production in NYC or LA or any other union location...
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2. How do you start a film production company?
Prior to investing your time, money & effort into a business name, it is strongly advised that comprehensive research be conducted to ensure that the name you're interested in is truly available.
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3. How can I send my script to any film production company?
Most major studios and TV channels all have a website and I imagine you can do it from there, just look them up on a search engine. But I wouldn't bother sending them a script, it will just get tossed...
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4. Location fee: How much can I charge a film crew to use my house per day
filming?

It depends on whether it will be hours or days, and how much disruption will be caused. E.g. £500 - £1000 per day or £50 - £100 per hour. If they require your house for
exterior shots...
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5. How can I obtain the film rights to a book? Especially if the publisher doesn't answer my emails?

You would need to research who currently holds any copyrights. It may be the family or the original publisher or the copyright may have been allowed to lapse...
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6. In every movie, at the beginning I see 4 or 5 productions, ABC films, XYZ films, etc. Why are there so many?
So those are not production companies, but rather distribution companies. Do they deserve their names along with the actual producers, I'm just curious.
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7. Where can I send screenplays?
You can try taking it to a production company, or you could mail it to a producer.
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8. What job should I try and take up? I'm a communication studies major, just out of school?

You are just starting out. Begin at a small local station or small company,
and try everything.
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9. What is the process in which books are "optioned" to be made into films?
"Optioned" by studios, production companies, and /or performers... I understand the concept "optioning" - meaning that the option to make a film adaptation..
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10. Does anybody like independent movies, more then big budget Hollywood movies?

Some of my favorite films of all time are indie films Clerks being one of them but my favorite film is "Fear and Loathing in las Vegas" a huge hollywood film...
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11. What digital cameras are good for new filmmakers and which PC's are best for digital editing?

Adobe Production Studio for post production but I need to get a new computer...
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12. Are film cameras (i.e. Nikon, Canon etc.) production going to be phased out and vanish from the market?

Film camera's will continue to survive as a niche market. Nikon has already stopped making all film models except the F6 and one entry level model...
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13. What's the best handheld digital camcorder to shoot a short, small-time movie with?

Preferably UNDER $1000* I really want to get into film production and I figured I would test the water...
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