Production Checklist
Marketing/Advertising/Publicity Materials
1.Motivation
2.Budgets & Breakdowns
3.Producer Stuff
4.Editing & Actors
5.Festivals & Distributors
6.Clean Up
7.Dealing With Agents
8. Production Checklist
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During production there are a number things you need to keep in mind in order position your film to be as 'distributable' as possible for the worldwide market. Obviously, for many of you, many of these things will simply be out of financial reach, or you may not be able to get because of legal reasons. For instance, the EPK (Electronic Press Kit) is usually done on certain days set aside when a video crew comes to the set and does interviews with actors, the director and whomever they deem interesting. It's an important tool for publicity, word of mouth etc., however, if you are stealing all your locations, your sag actors are there with no agreement and the cops are looking for you, you may want to hide from any publicity rather than attract it.

Finishing is everything.

An option for this may be to get one of your friends to shoot video for the whole shoot, then you have a behind the scenes documentary, and EPK and the possibility for another film. I couldn't get the people that I hired to actually shoot anything with a camera that was on the set, or even show up. Believe it or not, even if you're not paying you have to choose wisely when hiring somebody for this job. I took what I got, which turned out to be nothing, which was exactly the amount of footage I got.


1.     SHOOTING SCRIPT
2.
    CAST CONTACT LIST
3.
    PRODUCTION CONTACT LIST
4.
    UNIT PUBLICIST WRAP REPORT & CONTACT LIST
5.
    AD/PUB VENDORS & ELEMENTS CONTACT LIST
6.
   COMBINED DIALOGUE AND CONTINUITY LIST
7.
    MUSIC CUE AND LICENSE SHEET
8.
    PHOTOGRAPHY CAPTION LIST
9.
    PHOTO APPROVAL LIST
10.
    PAID AD CREDIT STATEMENT & NAME AND LIKENESS  REQUIREMENTS
11.
    FINAL MAIN AND END CREDITS

12.
    TRAILERS AND/OR PROMOS (DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL)

Digital Betacam NTSC master & 3/4" cassette with matching visual and address track time code.
Audio-DA 88 cassette of Picture and DAT cassette of music only.
35mm interpositive including all credits, titles and inserts.
35mm internegative including all credits, titles and inserts.
35mm optical soundtrack negative.
35mm 2-track stereo magnetic print master Dolby (or equivalent).
35mm 4-track magnetic stereo music and effects master.
35mm mono magnetic master with separate track dialogue, narration, music and effects.
D-1 NTSC letterbox and D-1 NTSC full frame video transfer.
D-1 PAL letterbox and D-1 PAL full frame video transfer.

13.
    TV PUBLICITY CLIPS (DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL)
SP Betacam NTSC & PAL video masters.
35mm 4 track magnetic master containing separate full-coated music, effects, dialogue and narration tracks.
Printed table of contents with running times and transcript.

14.
 TV SPOTS/ADVERTISEMENTS (DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL)
SP Betacam NTSC & PAL video masters and sample 3/4" VHS cassette.
35mm 4-track magnetic master containing separate full-coated music, effects, dialogue and narration tracks.
Printed table of contents with running times and transcript.

15.
    ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT "EPK"
SP Betacam NTSC & PAL video masters and sample 3/4" VHS cassette.
35mm 4-track magnetic master containing separate full-coated music, effects, dialogue and narration tracks.
Printed table of contents with running times and transcript.
All B-roll footage shot in prep of EPK.

16.   
WRITTEN PRESS KIT to contain bios (at least on paragraph) of leading actors, key crew members, one page plot summary, any interesting anecdotes, a quotation or two about the film from key personnel including lead actors, director, producer, screenwriter, etc.

17.
    COLOR NEGATIVE ORIGINALS (not less than 200) comprising production, publicity and portrait photographs; representative number shall bear an explanatory caption. Access to all original color negatives, transparencies and contact sheets. Coverage should include leading actors, heads not cut off, full body in each significant wardrobe piece, many face only, any key props/inserts, etc.

18.
    B/W STILL PHOTOGRAPH CONTACT PRINTS (not less than 200) comprising production, publicity and portrait photographs; representative number shall bear an explanatory caption. Access to all original B/W negatives, transparencies and contact sheets. Coverage should include leading actors, heads not cut off, full body in each significant wardrobe piece, many face only, any key props/inserts, etc.

19.
    B/W TEXTLESS PRINT OF NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING ART --------INCLUDING:
Correct advertising billing plus sample billing blocks which may be applicable to the licensee's use of the film.
Title Treatment
Copylines for use in such advertisements.

20.     8X10 TEXTLESS COLOR KEY ART NEGATIVE ORIGINAL
21.     8X10 TEXTLESS B/W KEY ART NEGATIVE ORIGINAL
22.     PRODUCTION NOTES ON DISK INCLUDING:

Synopsis.
Contractual bios.
Interviews and reviews (if applicable).

23.     PRODUCTION NOTES - HARD COPY ORIGINAL.
1.Motivation
2.Budgets & Breakdowns
3.Producer Stuff
4.Editing & Actors
5.Festivals & Distributors
6.Clean Up
7.Dealing With Agents
8. Production Checklist
9.Digital
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