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


No producer would attempt principal photography without a whole production team, yet some producers operate their businesses without a complete operating team. Producers should have a person handling each of the responsibilities that their business demands. Most production companies begin with a sparse in-house team, ...

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