On Being a Producer

ON BEING A PRODUCER Of all the major jobs on a movie, there are more questions about “producers” than any other.   Who and what, exactly , is a producer?   There are roughly three categories: 1. the “b.s.” artist (i.e., he/she who has never produced anything); 2. the entrepreneur (i.e., he who knows some […]

On Being a Director

“Director” comes from a Latin word in the “rex,” or “king” family. So, a director is the king (or queen) of a movie set – no kiddin’, for real. Benevolent kings tend to be loved by their people. Bad kings do not. Directors manipulate space, time, energy and matter to create universes. Kind of like […]