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First-Time Filmmaker F*ck-ups by Daryl Goldberg

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Fuck-Up #5

“My Buddy/Mom/Brother/Dog Is Going to Produce”

Why you desperately need a good producer and what that means

 

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first,the lesson afterwards.”13

—Vernon Sander’s Law

 

The Fuck-Up…

“Producer” is one of the most vaguely defined titles ever created. Because it sounds good and its meaning is ambiguous, a whole lot of people want to be called “producers” while simultaneously having no idea what the job actually entails.

Despite the difficulty in defining the term, one thing is certain, your film is nearly guaranteed to fall apart if the real producing responsibilities are given to the wrong person.

How to Do It Right…

There are many types of “producers.” There are executive producers, ...

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