Reaching For the Tipping Point

Off Topic => Across the Backyard Fence => Topic started by: SocialTransparency on May 23, 2014, 22:21

Title: Jeff Harris barking up the wrong tree?
Post by: SocialTransparency on May 23, 2014, 22:21
 Sorry Jeff,but I can't agree with your position in regard to whom you feel is culpable in the death of this young lady. Placing blame on Gregg Allman is a serious grasp at straws in my humble opinion.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/father-allman-film-lawsuit-part-wake-call-23833944

http://www.thestate.com/2014/05/23/3464185/attorney-allman-not-at-fault-in.html

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"He has legal responsibility for what happens on the shoot," attorney Jeffrey R. Harris, who represents the Jones family, said in an interview Thursday. "He, at least on paper, is a member of the management structure of the film."
Title: Re: Jeff Harris barking up the wrong tree?
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 25, 2014, 18:27

Sounds like a bit of confusion there on Harris' part...

Greg Allman was an Executive Producer on the film, not a line producer. He was involved in the financing and budgets and probably had a contract which included a clause on creative control ( as many will when the film is about them ).

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Executive producer
An executive producer (EP) enables the making of a commercial entertainment product. They may be concerned with management accounting and/or with associated legal issues (like copyrights or royalties).[1] An EP generally contributes to the film's budget and may or may not work on set.[2]

Motion Pictures

In Motion Pictures, an executive producer oversees the filmmaking with regard to film finance. They liaise with the line producer and report to production companies and distributors.[3]

Television

In Television, an executive producer often supervises the creative content as well as the financial aspects of a production.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_producer

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A line producer is a type of film producer that functions as the key manager during the daily operations of a feature film, television film or the episode of a TV program. A line producer works on one film at a time.[1] He or she is accountable for human resources and all kinds of problems possibly occurring during the making.[2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_producer