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What should a Producer study? A Producer’s curriculum in detail.

I got an email from a college student this week who knows she wants to be a Producer. ¬†There’s no question about it. She’d declare it as a major . . . if she could. Her school has a theater major and a business major but it doesn’t have a “producer’s track” . . . and not many do. ¬†Even my alma mater only has a minor (and until we can turn Producing theater into a more stable and viable career choice, I’m not sure many will). Since her school hasn’t spec’d out a plan for producers-to-be, she asked me …

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Why producing is like learning a language.

Another question came in from a reader recently asking me what books they should read, and when they should get an office, and what next steps they should take in order to become a Producer. While I do have some recommended reading to the left (and I’m going to add this classic soon), here’s the answer I have for those of you looking to learn how to Produce. And surprise, surprise, it comes in the form of a story. I’m going to Italy for the first time in September (to see My First Time, actually), so I was looking at …

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