Just working on finishing everything up on CINEMANOVELS. It’s been quite a ride!
Also working on raising money for the SLATE of new feature films we have ready to shoot, including: CALIFORNIA, EVEN LAMBS HAVE TEETH and THE BLACK TAPES.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WANTED! We need some dough to make these movies. Please get in touch if you think you know where we might find some film financing.
THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF PRODUCERS, WHAT DO THEY DO?
There are as many ways to produce a film as there are to write one.
Every film is different. Every Producer is different.
Even though they go about their business in VERY different ways, most producers do some form of the following:
PRODUCERS: Get/develop the Script, attach Director, Line Producer, Cast, Key Creative Crew, and Money.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Get money and/or Cast.
LINE PRODUCERS: Hire the people who take care of Locations, Schedule, Budget, etc…basically they run the show as soon as the PRODUCERS and EXEC PRODUCERS get the Script, Director, Cast and Key Creatives in order. They’ll take care of the Unions and telling the Director that they’re spending too much money.
CO-PRODUCERS: Do whatever the PRODUCER and LINE PRODUCER don’t feel like doing (or don’t have time to do). They might act as liaison with one of the Unions, or they might just go so far above and beyond that you want to recognize their contribution (also see ASSOCIATE PRODUCER below)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Just helpful people who contribute in various ways, or, cool people who are kind enough to invest in your film.
Producing is one of the most important and most challenging jobs in Motion Pictures.
We need the Producer’s strange mix of skill, talent and drive to get our films made.
The term “Creative Producer” might be an oxymoron when it comes to notes on the script, but, when it comes to getting a film off the ground, you’ll need every ounce of creativity and experience you can find/attract.
It’s the wild west out there.