How Not to Produce

Posted On August 19, 2007

  • Get the permit for the wrong location.
  • Don’t get all required parts for a piece of special equipment.
  • Don’t get food and craft services for any part of the production.
  • Claim you did everything.
  • Get an assistant to pay for everything.
  • Don’t get the food in time. Better yet, don’t even think about it.
  • Take 3 hours to do a 30 minute errand. And don’t do it properly.
  • Go home and check your mail. Also, do any other personal errands.

Sadly most of these traits are true in someone I worked with. The film wasn’t a disaster because people picked up the producer’s slack, mainly a friend of the director that was kicked out of the Film School. If someone like this is able to graduate, how much is the degree really worth?

Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary producer. When not filming he likes to climb mountains and brew coffee.

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