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The Strategic Producer by Federico Arditti Muchnik

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Part 2Getting to Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone who makes films has to be an athlete to a certain degree because cinema does not come from abstract academic thinking; it comes from your knees and thighs.—Werner Herzog

We are in the transportation business. We transport audiences from one place to another.—Jerry Bruckheimer

Five Stages of Filmmaking

Producers make better films when they remember that filmmaking involves a process. Excessive concerns with your end state or madly dashing to finish for the sake of finishing it will certainly be a learning experience, but a) you won’t enjoy the ride and b) you risk making an inferior film. The desire and drive to complete the film—regardless of how it turns out—is not unwarranted. It’s rooted in the ...

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