Producers on Producing: The Making of Film and Television

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Overview

Imre Horvath, producer of 60 Minutes, was asked how to get to talk to inaccessible people: "People that are busy…are scheduled tight…it's at 5:00 and 6:00 that they're back in their office to unwind…there's a kind of resonance or sympathy that springs up. "Oh, you're still in your office too?"

Twenty-two interviews feature the producers or creators of Mister Rogers, Highway Patrol, Sea Hunt, The Cisco Kid, The Tonight Show, Rockford Files, Falcon Crest, Gunsmoke, Family Feud, and Roots, among others. These people offer opinions on the producer's role, the creation and packaging of different program genres, getting the best from the production team, tips for success, and of course personalities and personal moments. Honest and intelligent, these interviews give the reader a fascinating view of the industry.

Author Biography: Living in Spokane, Washington, Irv Broughton is an author and independent film and video producer known for his films on American writers.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
Necessary for anyone anticipating a career in film or television production…will also fascinate the general reader concerned with performing arts and electronic media.
Communication Booknotes
Interesting reading.
Classic Images
Fascinating stuff. Better than fiction, it's real and it's exciting reading…one to re-read many times.
Movie Collector's World
Interesting insight...enjoyable.
Library Journal
Everyone has heard of producers, but how many people actually know what do they do? Broughton, himself a producer, explains what role they play in the entertainment industry through a series of interviews with producers of films (Michael Wiese), prime time TV (Earl Hamner Jr.), soap operas (Agnes Nixon), and even cartoons (Chuck Jones). Probably more for academic libraries supporting film and TV courses, but publics also may want to invest in this 1986 title. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786412075
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/4/2001
  • Edition description: ALTERNATE
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Living in Spokane, Washington, Irv Broughton is an author and independent film and video producer known for his films on American writers.

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