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Collaborations in Film: Writers & Producers

A script may be the core of the filmmaking process but how do screenwriters and producers work together to trigger the ideas, choices and final components that bring a film to life? What impact do producers have on scripts and how does that differ when working with writer/directors vs. writers-for-hire? Learn about the essential elements on both sides of the creative development process.



Brunson Green Producer Harbinger Pictures

Mississippi-native, Brunson Green received his BA in Economics before exploring the world of filmmaking. After relocating to Austin, TX Green got his start in the props department, cleaning guns on the Bill Wittliff produced western TV series, “Ned Blessing.” In 1996, Green formed Harbinger Pictures focusing on developing a unique slate with the goal of finding stories that resonate. He produced the comedic feature FOOL’S GOLD, which played at Sundance, and THE JOURNEYMAN, distributed domestically by THINK Film.

Green has also produced numerous shorts, including “Auto Motives,” starring James Cameron and Robert Downey, Jr, and the multi-award winning short film, “Chicken Party,” which marked his first collaboration with writer/director Tate Taylor and actress Octavia Spencer. Their next, PRETTY UGLY PEOPLE, played at numerous festivals and was theatrically released by Osiris Entertainment. THE HELP, their third project together, was nominated for Four Academy Awards®.

In between development and eating Mississippi caramel cake from his family’s secret recipe, Green splits time between Los Angeles, Austin, and New York.

Jeff Nichols Filmmaker

Sarah Green Producer Brace Cove Productions

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