What Does a Producer do?

Sundance Co//ab

Duration: 7m

What does a ​P​roducer actually do? Veteran producers describe their multi-faceted role​​ through all stages of filmmaking​ and wh​y Producers matter.​

Key Insights
- A creative producer guides the project’s vision from start to finish.
- When pitching a project, passion for the story and team will attract investors more than numbers and spreadsheets.
- Empathy and listening are essential skills for a creative producer.
- Conflict has many roots – including hunger. Keep your crew fed.
- Find people who believe in your mission and hold onto them as future collaborators.

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Until now, this work has been done in live environments like our Sundance Film Festival or Labs. And our live events continue to be critical to our work. But we recognize that there are many exciting independent creators that cannot attend our programs in person.

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