Technically speaking, motion pictures are films made up of a sequence of images, creating the illusion of movement when played rapidly. You can catch a major motion picture at the movie theater, on TV, or watch one on DVD at home.
But motion pictures can’t make it to the theater without talented producers and studios. Producers make movies and television shows, and studios fund and promote them. There are many different types of movies, from comedy and drama to action and fantasy. Perhaps you enjoy sci-fi, or maybe you prefer the classics. Whatever your interest, there is a genre out there that appeals to you. Films can be independently made by unknown film makers and producers, or they can be backed by large studios that are known for producing blockbusters.
A lot goes into producing a feature movie that will appear on the big screen at the cinema or on video at home. Professionals that work together to make a movie possible include directors, actors, editors, camera operators, and sound stage technicians. Some producers work in the movie industry, while others work in the television industry. A company may cross over and work in film, tv, and video.
A movie begins with a script, created by writers, then moves to casting. Once actors are selected, rehearsals take place and then directors film. Once filming is over, it’s up to the editors in post production to make it all look cohesive. Of course, there are many other people involved, including stage hands to visual effects creators.
Motion picture producers and studios can often be found online or in a phone book. Feature films will often be made on sets, whether it's an independent movie, documentary, TV show, or children's story being developed into a movie. Assistants will often handle a lot of the work to schedule when production can take place. Associates can be staffed in order to help with the production of a feature film. They can easily be found online or in a phone book through companies that have people with a background in movies. Contracts will have to follow laws when making a motion picture. Producers and studios will all have to follow regulations that are set up in any contract that has been made. Articles are often written about the production of motion pictures. If you want to learn more about the process or get into the business yourself these can help educate you about what to expect in the industry. Managers for actors and producers help match their clients with scripts they would be good for. Cinemas will be responsible for getting the film to the public. Reviews will need to be made to attract people to see the film and increase profits. News of a new film can be found online. If you follow a certain actor and actress you can easily find what movies they are currently filming and when you can expect it to make it to your local cinema. This is a very competitive industry and producers will only accept scripts for what they believe will make them money.