Chapter Twelve. Producing: Putting it All Together

Producing: Putting it All Together

A real producer holds the vision of the project... They know how to inspire others, even and especially when they are taking hits and bleeding profusely from their own battles to keep the ship afloat. They are everyone’s confidante, keep everyone’s counsel, but beat to their own drum. Their number one client: the Director. Their number one loyalty: the project—which brings us back around to vision.


This chapter could just as easily have come at the beginning of the book as here, nearly at its end. Good producing is at the heart of all good filmmaking and, as such, is present at the ...

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