Books By Joseph B. Wallenstein

Producer, Director, Writer, and Author

Practical Moviemaking: A Handbook for the Real World

Every year, hundreds of American film schools graduate thousands of aspiring filmmakers. Very few of them, however, leave school prepared for the challenges that await or are fortunate enough to secure the financial backing of a major studio. This practical guide provides all necessary information for newcomers to the profession to get a movie made, information often left out of film school curricula. Topics include finding a project, breaking down a script, creating a production board, casting, budgeting, scouting locations, scheduling, dealing with actors, establishing set protocol, marketing, and many others.

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Nothing DIES for film

Joseph has a track record in storytelling, having produced two highly-successful TV series, Knots Landing and 7th Heaven. He has also written two previous books about film production and safety in professional filming: Practical Filmmaking: A Handbook few the Real World and Nothing Dies for Filmand currently serves as Director of Physical Production in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.

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Flynn and Miranda


The stuff of which major motion pictures are made, Joseph Wallenstein’s new novel, "Flynn & Miranda: Right of Silence", is an especially and unreservedly recommended for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections.

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