So, I've come up with this questionnaire, and I plan to ask fellow creative producers to respond to it at this blog for your illumination and hopefully, inspiration:
Sustaining the Muse
A Producing Questionnaire
- How did you get started as a producer?
- What do you look for in a project, and how do you decide whether to commit to getting it made?
- Do you have a Big Dream or career goal? What inspires you to produce movies?
- What’s the hardest part of producing, in your opinion?
- Name a movie, or several, that you wish you had produced.
- How much time tends to pass between projects for you? Is this intentional? What do you do during this downtime?
- Do you produce multiple projects simultaneously, all the time, or do you prefer to focus on one at a time? Why?
- How do you pay the bills? Do you earn your livelihood from producing, or do/did you have a “day job” or do other income-earning activities?
- How long did it (will it) take to support yourself as a producer?
- Whose producing career(s) do you respect/admire?