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How film production works in Hollywood and Indie feature films, a conversation with Dean Zanuck

How film production works in Hollywood and Indie feature films, a conversation with Dean Zanuck

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When it comes to movies, most of us "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." We follow the stars and often directors, but rarely does the producer of a film get to be in the spotlight.
But in many ways, the producer of a film is the one person most central to the creation— from choosing a screenplay, to hiring key personnel, to facilitating the millions of details large and small required to successfully coordinate a large number of creatives and technicians. Behind the scenes is a fascinating world where creativity, skill, structure and logistics all must work together to create the finished product. As an artist who's interested in how things are done, I've long wanted to see what I could learn from a film producer that might also apply to making and promoting other forms of art.
Dean Zanuck was the perfect guy to ask. With deep experience in both the studio system and the inde

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