The inside track from the biggest names in the profession. Producing will address one of the central roles in the making of any film. Responsible for hiring (and on occasion, firing) all the members of cast and crew from director on downwards, the producer must also secure financial backing and oversee the development of the script. While few film producers are household names, those that are wield a degree of control which only the biggest-name directors can aspire to. Like of all of the titles in Ilex's ground-breaking "FilmCraft" series, this book explores the professional's role within the art and the industry through specially commissioned interviews and brand new visual material. A must for all students, practitioners and cinephiles, Producing features such greats as Ted Hope, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Landau, Jan Chapman, Ed Pressman and Bill Kong.