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The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers, 2nd Edition by Thomas A. Crowell

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14

THE PRODUCER'S SERVICES AGREEMENT

 

 

 

This book assumes that most people reading it will be the executive producers for their own independent films. However, there are different kinds of producers on a film—some of whom you may need to hire.

  • An executive producer is at the top of the food chain. He is usually in charge of finding financing for the picture and making the top-level management decisions, such as which director or lead actor to hire. The executive producer often ends up with an ownership position in the film property.
  • A producer supervises and controls the film project. She manages the project from the early stages of development and stays with the project until it is in the can. Her duties range from hiring the cast and crew ...

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