Is A Producer?
(by AM Staff)
In show business, the producer is the
point-man of the production. For example, let's say a
writer has an idea for a movie and writes a script. The
producer gets the script and falls in love with it. Now,
it is the producers job to run with it. The producer must
take that script and turn it into a successful movie
project. He or she is responsible for guiding the project
along the various stages of production until it is ready
to be released.
What Are The Responsibilities of The
The producer must:
- Supervise the entire project
- Help find the actors who will perform in the project
- Secure the financing needed for the project
- Supervise the filming of the project
- Work with the marketing and distribution of the
Supervising The Project
Since the producer has his or her reputation on the
line with each project, they must make sure that a
project runs smoothly, is marketable, and comes in under
budget. Therefore, the producer must make sure that the
projectís money is spent wisely. He must make sure that
the director and the stars are working well together.
And, he must make sure that the project remains on
schedule. Failure to do so can severely hurt the
Helping Find Actors
While the casting personnel and film director
usually have the most to do with the selection of actors
who will work on a project, the producer also
contributes. The producer must make sure that the right
talent is involved in a project to make it marketable.
In order to bring a project to life, the producer
must secure the proper funding for a project. It is the
producerís job to make sure that sufficient capital is
put into a project to make for a great film.
Supervises The Editing
The producer must make sure that a film comes out
well. Therefore, the producer plays a major role in the
editing process of the film. Taking part in the editing
process ensures that the final film product closely
resembles the producerís vision.
Marketing and Distribution
The producer also takes an active role in the
marketing and distribution of the final film product.
After all, the more successful the project is, the
greater the chances the producer will receive financing
for his next project.
And that is just a few of the responsibilities of the
producer. Simply put, the producer is the engine behind
the project, keeping everything running smoothly, from
the actors to the director to the budgeting to the
editing and marketing of the project.