Chapter 2

Who Are These People, and What Do They Do?


Every job in the movie business is about finding and securing material and talent (creative elements) for a project; securing funding, and supervising the creative, logistical, and financial execution of the project; finding a way to get the finished project in front of an audience or finding a way to get an audience in front of the project. Depending upon the exact title of the executive, the responsibilities vary but in general all the jobs are there to support or lead the process of development, funding, preproduction, production, postproduction, sales, distribution, marketing, or publicity.

The Players

Studios are publicly owned entities. Almost anyone can call a stockbroker, ...

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