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Producing for Profit by Andrew Stevens

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Chapter 1What Is a Producer?

If you ask twenty different people in the entertainment industry, you might get twenty different answers. In feature films, the producer, in the mainstream, traditional sense, is a creative and business-minded general who interfaces with agents, attorneys, managers, financiers, and distributors on the administrative side, and then with writers, directors, actors, and technical crew on the creative and physical production side.

Essential Responsibilities

Below is a list of everything a producer should do, though only a handful possesses the knowledge and applicable skill sets.

Unless an employee for hire, the producer is commonly involved in procuring the financing and distribution of the motion picture. Generally, ...

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