Producers Program students are passionate storytellers. They are driven to succeed and stand out given their creative passion and their business acumen. They are self-starters and understand that every good piece of entertainment starts with the scriipt.
The typical Producers Program student reflects the cultural diversity of the global filmmaking community and includes many women, minorities and students from abroad. The typical student enters the Producers Program with the requisite entrepreneurial spirit of a producer. They typically have interned at studios, agencies or in production companies; optioned material and are working with screenwriters; produced several shorts or low-budget features; or worked in some capacity in the entertainment industry such as development, marketing, talent representation, law or production management. Most come to the Program in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the film and television industries from working professionals so they can apply these principles to their own projects.
It is the expressed goal of the Producers Program to train both independent producers and studio or network executives. One of the distinct advantages of having producing students pursue separate career tracks is that young producers as “sellers” have immediate access to a group of peers who are working for “buyers.”