If you don't know what's involved in producing a profitable film, you'll find this set of resources useful.
Producers have a number of very clear cut, iron clad, responsibilities they have to meet in order to protect their cast, crews, investors, and families.
Taking on the title of “producer” is signing up to meet those obligations. Failure to meet those obligations results in legal and financial trouble for the project and everyone involved. Whether you are a new filmmaker or a writer/screenwriter looking to find a good film producer to sell your script to, you need to know exactly what a producer is supposed to do.
This audio recording and slide set reviews the scope of those duties and discusses ways to meet those responsibilities quickly, cost effectively, profitably.
• The obligations a producer takes on when they decide to produce a project and what happens when they don’t meet those obligations.
• An overview of what tasks a producer needs to complete in order to get an indie film, short, or web series developed, packaged, produced, distributed, and marketed.
• Suggestions that will help new film producers find funding, attach cast and crew, produce, distribute, and market their project.
It also includes a primer for ways to legally hire people to work on microbudget productions and the risks associated with allowing people to work for free, paying them under the table, or hiring them as contractors.
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