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Role of the Producer

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. Producer: Alpha and Omega
  2. Producer's Unit

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SUMMARY

  • Nothing can happen without the producer, they are the most important driving force of the production.
  • The Producer's Unit is a team of individuals working with the producer to manage the production.
LESSON
Role of the Producer
What is the role of the producer and how do they contribute to the creative aspects of the production?
The Producer's Unit
A definition of roles in the Producer's Unit, as well as a description of duties.
Qualities of the Producer
A detailed description of the five requisite qualities of the producer: Strategic Vision, Creative Balance, Ability to deliver attachments, Track Record and Existing Relationships.
Development Scenarios
A description of the various scenarios where an idea is developed into a script, and how that script comes into the hands of the producer.
Viability Testing
A series of questions that a producer must ask themselves before embarking on the long and arduous journey of a film production.