According to reports, Ghanaian Actress Nana Ama McBrown is set to join the many Ghanaian Actors and Actresses turned movie producers…
For some reason (maybe it is an industry upgrade and way to make real money), many Ghanaian Actors and Actresses are towing the lines of movie production.
Though you do not need any extensive knowledge or skill to become a producer, I still find it ‘interesting’ and a bit worrying that our good Actors and Actresses who should be building their strength on screen are multi-tasking…
If everyone is doing it, I guess Nana Ama Brown well deserves to do it too. After all, she has been in the industry for donkey years and surely must have acquired certain production skills…
So you will be seeing Nana Ama Mcbrown’s own production soon…I hope production does not take her away (off-screen) from us…We love her in front of the camera.
Van Vicker, Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro and several others are still out there trying their hands on movie production and directing alongside acting!
If you care to know what a movie producer does, then check out the below which I gathered from WiseGeek
A movie producer works behind the scenes to get a movie made. He or she can may oversee nearly all stages of the creation of a film, from the writing of the script to the screening of the finished product. Movie producers are generally responsible for the financial and organizational aspects of making a movie, such as acquiring funding, selecting a cast and crew, managing the film budget and schedule, and marketing the movie.
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Before a movie can be made, a producer meets with writers to develop ideas for a script. Once there is a finished script, a producer arranges to purchase the legal ownership rights. He or she may contact financial investors to provide funding for production costs in exchange for a share of the movie’s profits.
Once a movie producer finds out how much funding the movie has, he or she plans a budget. A movie’s budget includes paying for the cast and crew, locations, advertising, and any additional production costs. The producer decides how to best use the funding. For instance, he or she may choose to spend more money on a well-known director or leading actors in the hopes that famous names will attract more moviegoers and increase profits.
The producer also comes up with a detailed schedule for the movie, such as how many days to spend on particular scenes or on location. After a film begins production, a movie producer will usually monitor its progress to ensure it stays on schedule. If a movie runs over schedule, it can greatly increase production costs.
A movie producer is also involved with the postproduction of a movie. After filming is completed, a producer may meet with the director and film editors to review the final version of the movie and determine if any changes need to be made. Once the film is polished, a producer meets with movie distributors to sign a licensing contract that outlines how many copies of the movie will be sent to theaters and the amount of publicity that will be devoted to the film.