Creative Producing in Indie America

These days, when a film can have more producing credits than cast members, the role of the creative producer, who is at the core of many of these films, can be overlooked. In taking the lead role in optioning material, working as an invaluable partner to the writer and director, putting together key creative elements of the film, overseeing production and editing, and even contributing to marketing and distribution, the creative producer is pivotal to the evolution of the film. Yet they are often the unseen hands, the behind-the-scenes magicians. Who are these people and how do they do it all within the limitations inherent to independent film?

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