Monthly Archives: March 2021

Monthly Archives: March 2021

WHAT ARE THE TASKS OF A FILM PRODUCER

Film producer sounds like an absolute dream job for every cineaste. But let’s be honest: Do you know exactly what a film producer does? And how do you actually become a producer?

What is a film producer?

Actually, there is not one film producer, but several different ones. In principle, producers are responsible for a film project: they not only manage and procure the necessary budget, but are also responsible for the sets, filming locations, equipment, props and costumes and coordinate the film team. So they make sure that the film project is running.

Since one person could not do all this, there are several producers who take care of the different areas of responsibility. Behind every film and every TV show is a whole team of producers who manages the artistic and financial goals of a project. In the following we want to introduce you to the most important producers.

The executive producer

He is called Executive Producer and has overall responsibility for a film project. So he is there from start to finish: from the project development to the filming preparations and the shooting up to the completion.

Above all, it ensures the procurement and provision of the necessary budget. Many executive producers are investors at the same time and put their own capital into the project. They also take care of the drafting of any contracts. So the executive producer is something like the head of the film project. Sometimes there is more than one, and in many productions well-known actors or directors act as executive producers. This not only provides a good financial injection, but is also a good promo.

The line producer

While the executive producer raises the funds, the line producer is responsible for managing the budget and drawing up schedules. A stressful job, because the line producer makes sure that everything and everyone is in place.

Above all, a line producer needs logistical talent, because he coordinates not only the timing of the project but also all employees. With it stands and falls the successful production of a film, that is why a lot of commitment is required in this job. Of all, the line producer probably gets the least sleep.

The Associated Producer

This term refers to a producer who works with other producers. Mostly the line producer, to whom he submits proposals and recommendations on the development process. The Associate Producer, as he is called in English, must be a real multitasker.

On the one hand, it collects and organizes information in case of investigations for production. In television productions, for example, he arranges interviews with experts and guests. It also checks statements and opinions for accuracy. This is particularly important on political and sensitive issues, so as not to jeopardize production and the final product.

The associate producer sometimes intervenes in the script and is involved in its development. He should also be able to write, because he is allowed to improve and actively co-write. He is also responsible for the sets, music, props and takes care of the needs and requests of the production team. If an actor has an important concern, then this usually ends up with the associated producer. For many, the position is an important step on their producer career ladder.

The Postal Producer

As soon as the film is shot, the post producer comes into play: he is responsible for the coordination of the editing, the special effects, the sound editing and all other post-processing. Under his direction, the film is only finished in the first place.

He, too, draws up timetables and ensures that they are adhered to. This includes test screenings and the release of the finished film. This process can take several weeks.

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Follow-Up to “Coming to America” Arrives at Amazon Prime as “Coming 2 America”

“Coming 2 America,” a follow-up to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 “Coming to America” was released by Amazon Prime, a day ahead of its original March 05 schedule. Amazon Studios bought the distribution rights to the movie since Paramount Pictures was unable to release it for showing in theaters, due to the still ongoing pandemic.

Critics’ reviews were a mixed lot but all have showered praises to the film’s Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter for her outstanding work. Working for the second time in creating costumes for the Coming to America franchise, Carter said that in creating for Black royalty, she made it so that it would depict a bit more of real African culture.

As far the film itself is concerned, Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge commented that the sequel is simply a modernised take of the original version; dishing out jokes, punchlines and propositions already used in the 1988 Coming to America movie. New York Times’ A.O. Scott was more subtle with his criticism; presenting a more positive review by mentioning that Coming 2 America is mostly funny without being inoffensive.

Coming 2 America Plot Summary

 

Megged under the direction of Craig Brewer, “Coming 2 America” is a continuation of Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) story and his forthcoming ascendancy as king of Zamunda, a fictional African kingdom that remains free from colonialism. As Prince Akeem’s father, King Jaffe (James Earl Jones) is terminally ill, his dying wish was for the prince to bring home a son he unknowingly sired during his first trip to America.

Prince Akeem didn’t know that the drug-induced tryst he had with one of the American women whom his friend and aide Semmi (Arsenio Hall) set up for him, had produced a son. Arriving in America, Prince Akeem got in touch with his first born and only male offspring, named Lavelle Junson (Jermaine Fowler), a street-smart ticket reseller doing his best to make a decent living.

He and Semmi brought Lavelle, Lavelle’s mother Mary and Uncle Reem to Zamuda, where Lavelle wilt be groomed as the next Crown Prince and successor to King Akeem. The plot thickens once the story unfolds in Zamuda, where General Izzi, the dictator of a neighboring kingdom called Nextdoria, hae been harboring a desire to annex Zamuda to his kingdom.

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