Season 2 continues to roll along with Producer Elizabeth Collins. Elizabeth’s company, CTRL E Content produces branded content and commercials for companies including UPS, Jersey Mike Subs, Nike, L.L. Bean and others.

In this conversation, we discuss the top 3 mistakes Directors are making by self producing. We also talk about when is “the right” time to consider reaching out to a producer. Is it dictated by budget? Experience?

Elizabeth also shares what she views the relationship between a Director and Producer looks like on a project.

As a director who’s self produced projects and was seeing the budgets and demand continue to grow, working with Elizabeth was a true pleasure. It helped having a professional discuss the details of budget directly with the client and keep the client demands within scope in the budget.

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A quick shoutout to this episode’s sponsor, Think Tank.

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