Today marks the return of master raconteur Stephen Mitchell to the Stage 32 Blog. Stephen has walked a wide and varied path through film and television wearing several hats along the way as an actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.
Stephen has written two enormously popular blogs for Stage 32, Marlon Brando Calling.. and The New Hollywood Studio System and has hosted one of our most highly attended Stage 32 Next Level Webinars (some may say fireside chat), How to Shoot a Film in 15 Days and Survive to See Profits.
We're thrilled to have Stephen back to share another tale from his entertaining creative journey.
RB, Stage 32
Being a Producer: Crazy Horse Girls and Wandering the Streets of New York
What does a movie producer do, anyway? According to Richard Corliss, one of the editors of Time magazine: This is the Hollywood equivalent of Freud’s “What does a woman want?”
The most popular misconception I run into is that a producer is someone who funds your movie. If that were true, we wouldn’t need the term “investor”. It may be that a producer attracts money to a project but that is only a part of his or her job of attracting anything and everything a project needs to be viable and get up onto its own legs.
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