This little booklet will take no-budget filmmakers step-by step-through the process of marketing their no-budget films and getting their work seen at film festivals around the world. In this book you will learn: -What social media tools you should be using and how to use them properly -What to include on your movie/production company's website -How to get your movie reviewed for free by bloggers and websites -Why you should blog and how it will help your movie and your career as a filmmaker -Ways to boost your chances of being accepted into film festivals (without having to kill anyone) -And much, much more! This book will provide all the answers you've been looking for when it comes to social media and promoting your no-budget independent films.
It's official: there are no longer any valid excuses for having an unattractive and ineffective website. Here are the really key things you need to know to make your site beautiful and brilliant. 179+ great ideas for creating a fabulous website and avoiding a website catastrophe. This book presents both the detail and the philosophical aspects of website design in an easy-to-read, quickly digestible list format. Not a "how-to" book, but rather a list of points that you must know, understand and apply to your next website project. Designed for business owners, not for web developers (though most of them could learn some things from it).
Although citizen engagement is a core public service value, few public administrators receive training on how to share leadership with people outside the government.Participatory Budgeting in the United States serves as a primer for those looking to understand a classic example of participatory governance, engaging local citizens in examining budgetary constraints and priorities before making recommendations to local government. Utilizing case studies and an original set of interviews with community members, elected officials, and city employees, this book provides a rare window onto the participatory budgeting process through the words and experiences of the very individuals involved. The central themes that emerge from these fascinating and detailed cases focus on three core areas: creating the participatory budgeting infrastructure; increasing citizen participation in participatory budgeting; and assessing and increasing the impact of participatory budgeting. This book provides students, local government elected officials, practitioners, and citizens with a comprehensive understanding of participatory budgeting and straightforward guidelines to enhance the process of civic engagement and democratic values in local communities.
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