Question by Adam P: Where can I find information about the job of Movie/Film Producer?
What they do : day to day work and how they do it
How they get started in their business
Information about this job is very scarce – I am having trouble finding anything useful on the internet or at the library
Answer by Celia F
Yeah, what exactly a producer does is the big joke in Hollywood. First off, there are different kids of producers. There are producers that do nothing but make sure that the film is on budget. They create the budget and make sure that expenditures stay in line. There are others that have their name on the film simply because they just put up money for the film’s budget.
How they get started depends on a lot of factors. A lot of times, it’s just that they have the money to finance a film. Perhaps two of the most famous modern producers, that are pretty hands on are the Weinstein brothers. They created Miramax. I’d look up articles on them, specifically Harvey, and you’d find a good place to start.
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