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Rosenthal, Alan 1936-

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Most widely held works by Alan Rosenthal
Writing, directing, and producing documentary films and videos by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He emphasizes the research and writing of the documentary, from approach and structure through interviewing, narration writing, and the complexities of editing. This emphasis makes his book unique
New challenges for documentary( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of this book provided a major stimulus for teaching about documentary film and television and fresh encouragement for critical thinking about practice. This second edition brings together many new contributions both from academics and filmmakers, reflecting shifts both in documentary production itself, and in ways of discussing it. Once again, the emphasis has been on clear and provocative writing, sympathetic to the practical challenges of documentary filmmaking but making connections with a range of work in media and communications analysis. With its wide range of contributors and the international scope of its agenda, this will be essential reading for general filmmakers and documentary students both of academic and practical inclinations
The new documentary in action; a casebook in film making by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Documentary conscience : a casebook in film making( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why docudrama? : fact-fiction on film and TV( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing, directing, and producing documentary films by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing docudrama : dramatizing reality for film and TV by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Succeeding as a documentary filmmaker : a guide to the professional world by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While many film programs prepare students for the realities of Hollywood, comparatively little guidance is provided for the aspiring documentary filmmaker. Fills this void. Unlike traditional manuals on documentary filmmaking, which focus primarily on the creation of films, this user-friendly volume draws upon real-world examples and the advice of experienced filmmakers to provide essential information about the nonfiction movie business. From the basics of the current film business environment and how to navigate it, to tips on how to maximize distribution and sales for a finished film, leads novice filmmakers step-by-step through the professional arena of documentary moviemaking. Included here are recommendations for how to make the most of a film school education; the best ways to find financing for a film and the realities of working with a budget; how to develop a successful proposal for a project; the intricacies of working both as an independent filmmaker and for others; and insight into the often complicated arenas of contracts and markets. Throughout the volume, shares the expertise of actual filmmakers on such subjects as film school and starting a career; pitching and funding projects; contract negotiation; effective marketing; and commissioning editors and legal help. Not limiting himself to merely the documentary world, also offers valuable information and advice for filmmakers interested in other genres of nonfiction movies - such as industrial, public relations, travel, and educational films - to provide a truly comprehensive and one-of-a-kind guide for readers. Packed with useful tips for novices, film students, and practitioners alike, is an indispensable addition to the library of anyone involved in the world of nonfiction filmmaking. [editor]
Israel, a nation is born : with Abba Eban, a personal witness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six-part chronicle of the birth and development of the Jewish state is hosted and narrated by Abba Eban, former Israeli Ambassador. Features rare footage and interviews with world leaders. Depicts five decades of the turbulent history of Israel
Writing, directing, and producing documentary films and digital videos by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a new edition of this popular guidebook, filmmakers Alan Rosenthal and Ned Eckhardt show readers how to utilize the latest innovations in equipment, technologies, and production techniques for success in the digital, web-based world of documentary film. All twenty-four chapters of the volume have been revised to reflect the latest advances in documentary filmmaking. Rosenthal and Eckhardt discuss the myriad ways in which technological changes have impacted the creation process of documentary films, including how these evolving technologies both complicate and enrich filmmaking today. The book provides invaluable insights for the filmmaker from the film's conception to distribution of the finished film. Topics include creating dynamic proposals, writing narration, and navigating the murky world of contracts. Also included are many practical tips for first-time filmmakers. To provide context and to illustrate techniques, Rosenthal and Eckhardt reference more than 100 documentaries in detail. A new appendix, "Preparing for your career using the Web and social Media," guides filmmakers through the process of leveraging social media and crowdsourcing for success in filmmaking, fund-raising, and promotion. A day-to-day field manual packed with invaluable lessons, this volume is essential reading for both novice and experienced documentary filmmakers.--Publisher description
From Chariots of fire to The king's speech : writing biopics and docudramas by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, movie audiences have become hungry for films based on real people and historical events. Never was this more evident than during the best-picture showdown between 'The King's Speech' and 'The Social Network' during the 2011 Academy Awards, a scene then repeated, with 'Argo', 'Lincoln' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' in the 2013 awards. While Hollywood moguls have come to recognize the box-office revenue and critical acclaim that accompany such films and are now fast-tracking many docudramas into theaters, there remains a need for more reality-based film scripts. In this book, writer, director, and producer Alan Rosenthal presents a manual for screenwriters to develop their bio-pic or docudrama from concept to completion. This comprehensive guide begins with an overview of the genre before providing screenwriters with all the techniques and insights needed to navigate the often intimidating landscape of screenwriting for reality-based scripts
Israel : a nation is born by Abba Solomon Eban( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Israel that includes: Pt. 1. The struggle for independence and the creation of the state of Israel; Pt. 2. An Arab invasion, the fall of Jerusalem, the initiation of a peace process and the 1950's flood of immigrants; Pt. 3. The Sinai campaign, the trial of Adolf Eichmann, and the UN leaving the Sinai; Pt. 4. The Six-Day War of 1967; Pt. 5. The Yom Kippur War, the Camp David Accord, the 1982 invasion of Lebanon and the Intifada
The documentary diaries : working experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you make a successful documentary in an era of media turmoil, network disruption and increasing financial restrictions? This is the question Alan Rosenthal, distinguished international filmmaker and teacher, sets out to answer in 'The Documentary Diaries'. Using seven of his recent releases as case studies - ranging from high-budget historical and political documentaries to shoestring observational films and hybrid docudramas - he explores with style and humour the challenges facing the contemporary documentarian, and demonstrates how they can be overcome
Out of the ashes( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of early 20th century European Jews, 1917-1945, focusing on pre-Nazi Germany, the Third Reich, and the Holocaust. Uses archival materials in combination with modern footage
Jerusalem : the gates of time( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the restoration of Jerusalem since 1967, beginning with its gates and then into the city itself. Looks at how Israel is preserving Jerusalem's existence as an historic and spiritual center while providing the services essential to a 20th century city. The video includes footage of ancient sites, recent renovations and restorations
Into the future( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the status of the Jewish people in the 1980's. Traces the establishment of Israel from the early Zionist movements in 1945 to the present
The mysteries of Jerusalem by Alan Rosenthal( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie documentaires die een overzicht geven van geschiedenis, cultuur en godsdienst van joden, christenen en moslims in Jeruzalem sinds het jaar 70 na Christus. Over de verloren schatten van de joden, de geschiedenis van het kruis en de geschiedenis van de Rotskoepel en de moslims in Jeruzalem
The way it is by Bruce Hornsby( )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin's last purge( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical analysis of former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's persecutions of Soviet jews, focusing especially on the years after World War II
Fore! by Huey Lewis( )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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New challenges for documentary
Alternative Names
Розенталь, Алан 1936-

로젠탈, 알랜

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Russian (1)

New challenges for documentaryWhy docudrama? : fact-fiction on film and TVWriting docudrama : dramatizing reality for film and TVSucceeding as a documentary filmmaker : a guide to the professional world