About the Book

Indie Film Producing explains the simple, basic, clear-cut role of the independent film producer. Producing your dream project, creating award-winning films on a low budget, putting name actors on your indie film—it’s all doable, and this book guides you through the entire process of being a successful producer and how to successfully maneuver through the sphereof social media marketing and fundraising tactics.

Indie Film Producer Suzanne Lyons pilots you through the actual making of low budget films to show you how easy and fun it can be. Laid out in a step-by-step, A to Z, matter-of-fact style that shows you how the producer’s role can be easy, how to treat the film as a business, and especially how to avoid the painful pitfalls faced by so many producers, this book gives you the essential tools you need to make your film a success from the ground up.

  • Begins with the earliest stages of concept development, continues through production & post, and ultimately concludes with distribution
  • Shows you how to create a buzz for your film through marketing and promotions
  • Interviews with global producers who have produced films using social media, festivals, apps, and more, give you real-world insights that can be applied to your own films
Suzanne Lyons is co-founder of Snowfall Films, WindChill Films, Inc., and the Flash Forward Institute. She is a Hollywood producer and an award-winning filmmaker. Her films have been distributed by Miramax, Disney, Lionsgate, and ScreenGems. She has over 25 years experience in television and film, and she also conducts highly successful workshops on producing (www.suzannelyons.net)

About the Author

SUZANNE LYONS has over 25 years experience in television and film. She was VP of Marketing and Promotions for a Canadian TV Network and while there she created, produced and directed news and series programming and has won numerous awards for her work. Suzanne moved to Philadelphia in the early 90’s and worked in sales and distribution selling both film and television internationally. Ms. Lyons then established herself in Los Angeles in the mid 90’s and co-founded the Flash Forward Institute. She has led hundreds of entertainment industry seminars to thousands of participants in both the U.S. and Canada.

In 1999, Ms. Lyons co-founded Snowfall Films and in the last eight years Snowfall has produced or executive produced eight movies: A British comedy UNDERTAKING BETTY (aka “PLOTS WITH A VIEW”) with actors Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Naomi Watts, Lee Evans and Christopher Walken and British director Nick Hurran. Miramax is the domestic distributor. UNDERTAKING BETTY has won a BAFTA award and in now being turned into a Broadway musical. Snowfall Films produced a British/Canadian co-production thriller titled JERICHO MANSIONS staring James Caan, Genevieve Bujold, Maribel Verdu and Jennifer Tilly with Spanish director Alberto Sciama. JERICHO MANSIONS was an official selection at the Montreal Film Festival.

Snowfall Films Executive Produced the British/Canadian family comedy BAILEY’S BILLION, which stars Dean Cain, Laurie Holden, Tim Curry, Jennifer Tilly and Jon Lovitz as the talking dog, directed by David Devine. Snowfall is an Executive Producer on writer/director Asia Argento’s THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS which is based on the novel by J.T. LeRoy staring Asia Argento, Marilyn Manson, Winona Ryder and Peter Fonda. The film premiered during the Directors Fortnight at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and screened to high acclaim at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival.

Suzanne co-produced a family film in the summer of 2010 with the WWE titled THE CHAPERONE with Director, Stephen Herek ("Mr. Holland's Opus") which came out in theatres February 2011.

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