Producing

The place for all producers to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on raising funds, setting a budget, on set strategies and all other topics related to producing a film, television or theater project

Damian Lloyd
Which accounting software ..?

I am curious as to which accounting software independent Producers are using on their projects. Any praise, criticisms, tips, tricks, brickbats, etc. for any particular package? I've been using "Sage 300", just 'cause that's what I'm familiar with; I have just begun to explore "Gorilla Scheduling and Budgeting". Thanks in advance!

Robert Dill
Pitch Decks

Does anyone have decent knowledge of pitch decks, like ideal formatting and what content should be included therein? Would love to ask you some questions if you have a spare moment. Thanks everyone!

Luis A. Colon

Hey Robert,

In my pitch deck, I included the following:

1. cover page (which includes title and contact info),

2. pitch page (project runtime, genre, and logline of the project),

3. Objective page,

4....

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Jeff Cross
Showrunner Rules

Found this online from Lost cocoreator Jeffrey Lieber: http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2013/02/showrunner-rules-from-jeffrey-... If you click on "Showrunners" in the "Tagged Tags" line at the bottom you'll bring up the other 220....

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Showrunner Rules from Jeffrey Lieber: Numbers 1-10
Showrunner Rules from Jeffrey Lieber: Numbers 1-10
Jeff Lieber is a screenwriter and TV writer. His movie credits include Tangled and Tuck Everlasting, and he is currently an executive producer of the USA Network series "Necessary Roughness." Oh, yeah…
Amanda Toney

Thanks Jeff!

Maya Table

Thanks! Checking it out now

Amanda Toney
Apple Disappoints - Interesting move for Apple TV+

I just got done reading Bob Iger's book and saw this article about Apple TV+ today which is interesting - almost acquisition for acquisition the Disney model: https://www.filmtake.com/streaming/apple-disappoints/...

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Apple TV+ Disappoints " FilmTake
Apple TV+ Disappoints " FilmTake
Thursday, January 16, 2020 After three postponements, Apple TV+ launched on November 1, 2019, with only a handful of shows (nine to be exact) at a monthly cost of $4.99. The new streaming service is a…
Matt Greenberg

I read Iger's book, too. This is a great link, I didn't know this. Thanks Amanda.

Amanda Toney

Oh, good! I really found it fascinating. It was like pulling back the curtain of what the mindset is in the massive shift in our industry. Interested about this Apple move, too.

Heidi Schussman
CGI or Animation?

I tried posting this question in Animation lounge, but got no reply, so I'll ask my peeps :)

Could you give me some guidance regarding the CGI film business. Do I approach Animation producers or regular producers? Is there a specific group of producers for CGI? If so where do I find them?

Heidi Schussman

Dan, darn it! I wish I'd known about this sooner... It looks excellent. Darn, darn.

Heidi Schussman

Noureddine, what is VPF?

Heidi Schussman

Thanks Stephen, good advice.

Heidi Schussman

Thanks Noureddine, that was interesting!

Vincent Turner
Need another producer

I want to make a teen comedy period piece. I have a producer attached and we are talking to people that can get the budget we need. I want to attach working actors to this picture. Haven't had a director in mind but looking at a DP currently. Who is trying to get this film produced?

*Due to the proj...

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Philip Johnson

I'm definitely interested

Damian Lloyd

Isn't the answer to this question, "You,"?

Carlo Polisano
How Does London Sound?

Hello all

My name is Carlo Polisano, I am part of a collective of documentary film-makers and designers called Seven / Eight - specialised in the creation of contents for the music industry.

We are currently producing ‘How Does London Sound?’ - a brand new documentary series that explores the relatio...

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Beth Fox Heisinger

Hi, Carlo. This may be better placed on the Jobs board: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs. That's where members post various "want ads" or searches for creative partners, paid or not paid. The Lounge...

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Carlo Polisano

thanks Beth, new on Stage32 and still trying to figure everything out. Ta x

Jamie Sadler
Are there any LGBTQ, UK based/adjacent Producers wanting to play?

Where should I look to find the right sort of people, please?

I'm rolling a medium to low budget project into motion, and I'm working blind.

I've got a great script with a gay antagonist AND protagonist, both Boxers, set in Wales, UK.

I'm not a natural producer and feel that someone with more experienc...

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Dan MaxXx

Here's a strategy - sign up for a IMDB account and lookup Screenwriters who write same subjects and genres as you, then target their Reps/Agencies and their affiliations, lookup Producers' credits.

Oth...

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Jamie Sadler

Dan MaxXx Thank you very much for the advice and encouragement.

Charles Portillo
Line Producer

In the next couple of weeks I'll be looking for a line producer to go over my feature length screenplay. How much should I expect to pay? This will be my first time using one. Any recommendations that any of you worked with would also be much appreciated. Thanks!

John Ellis

Here's a post about Line Producers. The duties listed vary from what the DGA defines, but it's close enough.

Most Line Produce...

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Dan MaxXx

Is there any money/assets like attached talent and crew to begin this feature pre-production, and is there a "locked script" to do the budget? Or is this just a part of a business plan package to raise money?

John Ellis

Kay Luke I'd like to hear more about Secret Life!

Doug Nelson

Kay - sounds good to me. Hope you don't burn up on reentry. All the best wishes for your success.

John Ellis

Kay Luke I completely agree that the New Hollywood (streaming) is the same as the Old Hollywood (studios) - apologies to Pete Townshend...

I'd be pleased if you would consider our webseries. The first...

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Bridgett Leslie
Looking to connect with producers who have experience in Reality TV Show

Hi. I'd like to connect with producers who have experience producing reality tv shows. I have a project that I'm working on and would love to collaborate with experienced producers.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Bridgett Leslie Depends what you are hoping the LP to do. Sometimes I am asked to do a preliminary budget in a certain range which the filmmaker thinks he or she may be able to raise. Other times a fu...

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Ellie Kitchener
Finding a Producer

I am currently working with a small team to create a new sitcom. We were wondering how you find local Producers?

Are there any sites that show only producers? They can have a lot or little experience, we are just searching for someone who also has passion for creation!

Do you often reach out to smalle...

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Doug Nelson

I'm a teeny tiny Producer in the NorWest US, so I can't help you with that. I suggest that you post your script (You do have one?) on C.J.'s Script Revolution over there in the UK. I'll bet that he's attracted a number of Producers local to your area in the UK.

Damian Lloyd

To be clear: a Producer is the person who manages the resources of the project, and the Executive Producer is the person who raises the money. Do you seek the former, the latter, or both?

-- Damian

John Ellis

Network with local filmmakers. Pick someone who is organized from your team to be the producer. Ask friends and family for money, then they can be the Executive Producers (building on what Damian Lloy...

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Dan MaxXx

work on other people’s movies. Then ask the same people if they want to work on your movie. But you gotta be serious about making a movie, short or feature. 100% committed.

Kevin Pruitte
Looking for Film Producers

I'm really looking for some film producers for my own film. I would really like to work with some film producers for my own film.

Damian Lloyd

To be clear: the Producer manages the resources; the Executive Producer raises the money. Do you seek the former, the latter, or both?

Do be aware that you will never (ever, ever, ever) find someone wh...

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Melissa Butler

Hello Kevin, what's your project about and what are you looking for someone to do on your project?

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