Producing for Film and Television offers a comprehensive overview of the different stages of film production, from development of an idea to delivery, distribution and festival entry. Written from the producer's point of view, the book guides the reader through each stage of the process, offering helpful tips, industry guidance and example paperwork. Supported with over fifty illustrations and photographs, this new book includes advice on copyright and working with writers; pitching your idea; raising production finance; budgeting and scheduling; risk assessment and health and safety management; the roles within production teams; post-production work and marketing and distribution. With helpful information on industry terms and timeframes, this essential guide is aimed at film students and aspiring producers who want a greater understanding of the role of the independent producer or is planning their own production, whether feature length, short film or drama series. A comprehensive guide to the different stages of film production, from development of an idea to delivery, distribution and festival entry, it is fully illustrated with 23 colour photos and 34 line artworks.