Friday, November 21, 2008

Hollywood producers juggle many roles

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – What, exactly, does a producer do? Besides supervising the production schedule. And hiring and firing talent. And managing the financing and the budget. In short, besides everything.

Heading into awards season, six producers of some of the year's most ambitious films -- Brian Grazer ("Changeling," "Frost/Nixon"); Dan Jinks ("Milk"); Michael London ("The Visitor," "Milk"); Rob Lorenz ("Changeling," "Gran Torino"), Frank Marshall ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") and Marc Platt ("Rachel Getting Married") -- discussed their profession, making good movies in a bad economy and all the different jobs they do.

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