Working Film Director How to Arrive, Survive and Thrive in the Director's Chair

Author(s): Charles Wilkinson


There are many books on the art of directing. This is the only book about the career itself. Building on the success and popularity of the 1st edition of The Working Director, this new edition adds entirely new and up-to-the-minute focus on the current world of the entry-level filmmaker, the filmmaker looking to move up, and the director who's fighting to reinvent a once promising career. Readers learn where filmmakers find the filmmaking skills they need, how to approach the so-critical first film, how to land that first directing job, and how to get a suddenly silent phone to start ringing again. Using examples from his three decades directing high-profile productions, writer/director Charles Wilkinson shares a thousand lessons learned by himself and his fellow working directors.


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Charles Wilkinson is an award-winning writer/director (Peace Out, Down Here, Max, Breach of Trust, The Highlander, Heart of the Storm). His recent documentary, Down Here, received critical and audience success on the international festival circuit (Vancouver, Cleveland, Houston, Venice). His current film, Peace Out, was named Most Popular Canadian Documentary at the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival as well as at the 2012 Available Light International Film Festival. It has been selected at numerous film festivals including Hot Docs 2012, North America's largest documentary festival.

General Fields

  • : 9781615931323
  • : Michael Wiese Productions
  • : Michael Wiese Productions
  • : December 2012
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charles Wilkinson
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd edition
  • : 300