I’m a writer who’s always been interested in production, but fear I wouldn’t find the work creative enough. Before uprooting my career and testing that concern, anyone have any thoughts or advice?

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Good producers are creative and help bring the scripts to life, even if that’s just building the right director/editor team for the scripts. However, there is a fair amount of budgeting, negotiating , managing everyone’s time and project scheduling to be done. You also need to get creatives with those items too sometimes.

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I studied art in college and started my career as a designer. I then did the reverse and became a producer, because though I love working creatively I also enjoy the “business” side of things. My point is I think the 2 go hand in hand. You definitely need to be able to manage different personalities and know how to problem-solve. I def wouldn’t say it’s not creative.

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I made the jump years ago. If you love making film from a storyboard more than making a storyboard from a blank piece of paper then it’s worth it. There are lots of ways to keep writing. Good luck!

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