FilmCraft: Producing

Release Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2013
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Responsible for hiring all members of cast and crew from the director onwards, the producer’s role is central to the making of any film and responsibilities can include everything from script development to securing financing to masterminding a film’s marketing campaign. While few film producers are household names, they wield a degree of control that only the biggest name directors can aspire to. As with all of the FilmCraft titles, this book is based on new indepth interviews and features such greats as Tim Bevan, Marin Karmitz, Jeremy Thomas, Jon Kilik, Lauren Shuler Donner, Jan Chapman, and Peter Aalbæk Jensen.


Geoffrey Macnab writes on film for the Independent, the Guardian, Sight & Sound, and Screen International. He is the author of Screen Epiphanies; Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Auteur; The Making of Taxi Driver; Key Moments in Cinema; Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema; and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry.

Sharon Swart is a writer and consultant with more than 15 years of experience covering the entertainment industry as a staff editor for Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. At Variety, she edited the publication’s respected "10 to Watch" lists of emerging directors, screenwriters, and producers. She has served on film festival juries, including Sundance, and sits on the Board of Directors of humanitarian organization, FilmAid International...