Chapter 13The Team


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.

The Complete Team

No producer would attempt principal photography without a whole production team, yet even production teams begin with only three or four key players, then add department heads and so on until the team is complete.

The same is true for a production holding company. It may begin with only the producer and an operations director. Between the two of them, they cover all chairs. When ...

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