A film producer is an individual who is involved in all aspects and phases of a movie as they take charge of its execution starting from inception down to marketing. They hold the rights to the particular movie as they are majorly involved in its financing.
A producer may either be an independent contractor, or an executive in a production company or studio.
A film producer has plenty of responsibilities and duties such as:
Finance, control the budget and cash flow, manage and secure the rights to a project by acquiring its script.
Engage the services of key team members e. g. directors, scriptwriters, artist performers.
Set and supervise the production schedule, making sure that it is followed.
Keep an eye on post-production procedures including editing, musical scoring, test screenings, and other aspects that have to do with finalizing the film and getting it ready for theater release and distribution.
Launch marketing campaigns and ensure public awareness; let the movie be known to a majority of the population through promotions, advertisements, and media coverage.
There are a number of successful film producers but one that stands out is Ryan Colin Kavanaugh, 21st highest-grossing producer in Hollywood history with more than 200 films to his name. He currently has more than 60 Oscar nominations with 8 wins. He founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Relativity Media which was preeminent in film and television financing, production and distribution. It also was actively engaged in music publishing, sports management, and digital media.
Ryan Kavanaugh has since joined Warner Bros. Pictures as an executive starting in 2018.
In 2009, he was named Variety’s Showman Of The Year.
He has given the 2010 Leadership Award by Hollywood Reporter.
On the same year, he ranked 21st on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 Most Influential People In Business and was on Forbes’ Future 400:Ones To Watch
Ryan Kavanaugh produced a great number of films which include :
- The Strangers
- The Best Of Me
- Earth To Echo
- 3 Days To Kill
- Beyond The Lights
- Safe Haven
- Out Of The Furnace
- 21 and Over
- Movie 43
- Mirror Mirror
- Acts Of Valor
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
- Season Of The Witch
- The Social Network – a movie which received 8 Oscar nominations
More important than success in his career, Ryan Kavanaugh is also a philanthropist who has great compassion to make a better world possible through his involvement in non-profit organizations. He is Chairman of the Board of The Art Of Elysium, an organization that brings together artists volunteers and marginalized individuals who have been struggling with serious medical conditions and the homeless, among others.
He is also involved and recognized in the fight against Anti-Semitism and bigotry, as well as in the rescue of animals, more specifically, dogs.