Saturday, May 22, 2010

entertainment industry coach Question 444: If I'm producing a feature, how many people do I have to hire?

Yikes! Where to start with this one. You need to do some (a lot) of research before you produce a feature film, because that is NOT the first question to ask. You don't pick a number of people and produce around it, you pick a project to produce and find out the budget and location. Once you have these basics down (and a few more that a producer mentor could advise you on) you have to cast the project (which is one group of people) and the crew (which is another group of people).

Each project's location, budget, and equipment will dictate the crew you need and can afford.

Recognize that producing a feature film is a huge endeavor and this is a really basic question. There are a lot of books about filmmaking that you should read before investing your money or anyone else's.

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