Monday, December 10, 2012

The Girls Guide To Dating In Hollywood Part 6: Producers

famous producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife Georgina Chapman
This post for The Girls Guide To Dating In Hollywood is all about the people who really make movies and television happen, the producers.  Producers may be behind the scenes, but don't let that fool you.  They are some of the most powerful and influential people in the entertainment industry.  If you want to date a producer here's what you need to know.

-Looks can be deceiving. Most producers aren't flashy in their everyday lives.  Yes, they most likely drive a bad ass car, but they are probably dressed in jeans and a t-shirt.  They are less about image and more about power within the industry.  So next time you walk into Nate & Al's or the Starbucks on the studio lot don't dismiss the guy that looks a little like a rag-a-muffin that's vehemently typing away on his BlackBerry.  He could be producing next year's Twilight.

-Famous producers and low key producers.  While a lot of producers are low key, there are also producers that court the press.  Bob & Harvey Weinstein are household names...in LA at least. We also all know Jerry Bruckheimer and Scott Rudin.  Make sure you know which type of producer you're getting involved with so it won't be a surprise if they want to stay behind the scenes and be front and center with the stars of their film so your expectations can be in line.

-Network, network, network.  They are always out and about trying to network so if you're more of a homebody, dating a producer might not be for you.

-They are fighters.  They almost always have to argue for what they want.  They argue with networks and studios to even let them make their projects, they they are arguing about casting choices.  While they can be argumentative, they are also passionate and are willing to really fight for what they want and what they think is right.  It's a bit of a trade off but just try to appreciate their passion.

Have any of you dated a producer?  If so what was the experience like?  Would you recommend it?

4 comments:

  1. I love this! I would add that producers usually have to be on set during production and that can be having to do the long distance thing for a a month or two here and there. I'm not sure I could deal with that.

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  2. Good call! I also should have included some info on having to help them deal with the fallout if their show is canceled or their 30 million dollar movie is a flop.

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  3. That is just awesome thing to share here

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  4. I have been involved with a producer for about 4 months now, and it's tough. He is extremely busy, and I've just had to accept that it's his job, what he is passionate about. That passion is what drew me to him in the first place, so i try my best to be supportive and not expect him to change.

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