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The Producer's Unit

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. Executive Producer as Advisor

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SUMMARY

  • The Executive Producer offers expertise, relationships or other resources to the production but is not involved in the day-to-day operations.
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.