Producers Panel (SBIFF 2016)
The Producers have it rough. While the director and the actors get all the fame the producers have it difficult when it comes down to getting some spotlight time. They have the most difficult job when it comes to managing everything. They have to deal with money, managing the sites, making sure everyone is doing what they need to do and dealing with all the stress that comes with it.
The producer to the film Spotlight Steve golin spent 5 years producing the film and in this time he was worried about all the controversy the film might give to the public since it was based on the acts of sexual harassment that was happening in the Roman Catholic Church. He planned a test screening and it was well received
The producer to the film The big short Jeremy Kleiner had the support of the democratic president candidate Bernie Sander and he gave his opinion on the film and what he though which was a big plus for the production marketing cost.
The Revenants producer Mary parent had to deal with the film for more than 10 years to get the correct sites and she traveled back and forth to get the climate and terrain right. She mentioned the film went into a state of production hell for the team after a while but it picked up short after.
The overall team of producers that were at that seminar gave out the speech in which the most difficult part of the entire filming experiences for each film they had were all different but one problem narrowed down to them and it was location and travel distance from their hotels/cabins.
The fact in which they all agreed before the panel ended was that they all agreed that they aren’t in it for the money. They’re simply in it for the experience they get out of it and because they love what they do for a living. The panel gave me more insight as to what the job of a producer does and why they do it. It’s lots of work and stress to accompany the job but it all comes down to the experience.