Chapter 11

The Team

This chapter reviews the internal and external players who are the operating and advisory teams of the production and development companies. It also presents the considerations related to planning the team, as well as evaluating, employing or retaining, and setting compensation and fees for all the players.

The Complete Team

No producer would attempt principal photography without a whole production team, yet some producers operate their businesses without a complete operating team.

Producers must have a person handling each of the stewardships demanded by their business. Most production companies begin with a sparse in-house team, supported with outside professionals that may include an attorney, accountant, producer’s sales ...

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