1. What exactly does a film producer do? The main things a producer is supposed to do include raising finances, casting, working with the writer and director on the script and marketing the film. But it varies by the project. I never like to be on camera but when we can’t afford many background artists, I’ll do it as a producer’s responsibility. I’ve played all kinds of roles, from a homeless person to a TV reporter.

2. How did you get interested in film? When I was small, I was interested in life overseas. Film was a tool for me to experience the outside world. I remember I was blown away by the beautiful landscape cinematography in “Gone with the Wind.”

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