attitude, that you
will provide them with a controlled environment from which they
can create their vision. The only way I know of to do that is to
graduate to a ‘Director of Money’. From that position you can be
the go-to Line Producer, Producer-For-Hire, Department Head,
Let’s pretend for a moment that you’ve met a hot new Producer,
Director, Actor or Executive Producer, etc. with a script.
Whoever you meet, they’ll be very excited to talk with you about
it. After the first ½ hour or less, how do you segue into being
their Line Producer, Producer or UPM?
Well you ask them some real questions that would knock their
socks off and show that you’re the one to ‘Direct the Money’ for
them – but those questions are beyond the scope of this article.
You get the idea. You need to know the ‘lingo’ of budgets and
you need to understand that those