AFQ (Arbitrary Film Quotes) No. 1

A film producer needs to be a film critic, a film historian, a talent scout, a lawyer, an accountant, a factory foreman, a marketer, a publisher, and a judge of what a worldwide audience is going to want to see in 2 or 3 years’ time. You also need to be a psychotherapist and counsellor, and a career adviser. You should be highly articulate and entrepreneurial, and also a thoughtful analyst and strategist. In military terms, you’re a general, but, most of the time, you don’t have any army - it’s just you.
— Archie Tait, Film Lecturer at London Film School