Soon it will be time to start putting some real stakes in the ground. When does the film move from an I-can-do-it-all by myself production, to a professionally staffed, all or nothing, I’m going to tell this story the best way possible, even if it kills me, extravaganza.
Of course I’m being dramatic to illustrate a point.
I’m putting in calls to every person I know in the film and television business – and asking, what do you think? What is the down-side of finding an Executive Producer? Should I Produce myself & bring in a Director? With the New Media folks, of course the advice is to steer clear of TV – it’s a dying industry after all.
What point does everyone agree on? Get a good lawyer. Now. Don’t sign anything until you have one. It’s expensive – but do it anyway.
There seems to be unanimity.