There are many different types of producers on a film. These come in the form of executive producers, associate producers, co-producers, line producers, assistant producers, and more. But what do these different types of movie producers do? Are they necessary in your film? This tutorial will look at each type of film producer.
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- Before we look at producing on a bigger scale,…we should first look at the different…types of producers that there are.…From my experience on a short film,…you typically just have a regular old producer,…maybe a line producer.…But on feature films, there are…usually many types of producers,…and again, the term producer can be confusing here,…just like with short films,…because its definitions can be very fluid and inconsistent.…In features, as in shorts, usually…using only the term producer, by itself,…denotes someone at the top of the food chain,…in terms of people in charge of the film.…
These are the people that we have been talking about,…they're responsible for the film coming in on time,…under-budget, and complete, and amazing,…and when working with a studio,…or another company or group that is financing the film,…you'll often have one or more executive producers.…Usually these people are like a liaison…between the team making the film…and the studio or group that is funding it.…Executive producers don't usually do…
Creating a Short Film is a 13-part training series that features some of the best actors and crew in the Seattle area, sharing their expertise on how to create a brilliant short film. The series is not just conceptual; author Chad Perkins and his team make a short film, The Assurance, and share the actual struggles and challenges that they had to overcome to get the film made. In this installment, Chad covers the basics of producing, the process that kicks off every new film, and sees it through to completion. Learn about the role of the producer, the difference between producing shorts and features, and what you should look for when selecting a producer for your script—or when you're a producer looking for the next great film idea.
Make sure to look for the follow-up episodes to learn more about screenwriting, directing, working with actors, editing and visual effects, and everything else that goes into filmmaking. This is a one-of-a-kind educational experience you won't find anywhere else.
- Starting a film project
- Finding financing
- Dealing with legal issues
- Producing shorts vs. feature films
- Learning from failure