In 2003, Gil wrote down all the hard-earned, invaluable lessons he learned breaking into the industry as a television, rock video, and feature film director, and published his first LA Times best-seller, First Time Director. On the book’s success, The Hollywood Reporter writes,
It has since become a required textbook at many most prominent filmschools. With it, you'll learn:
First Time Director: How to Make Your Breakthrough Movie
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If you are a first time director, you need all the help you can get, especially on the set. And that's exactly what Gil Bettman delivers: no lofty theorizing about the "art" of filmmaking, but lucid, real-world advice on how to handle the craft and people-management side of directing. This book explains in precise, easy to understand language everything the novice director needs to know before taking on his or her first professional assignment. Says Indie Slate Magazine, "Bettman’s voluminous tome on directing, is the real deal. A must-read for any serious aspiring director."