I’ve written a web series and have been planning to produce it with a friend. I’m an actress who has been on a ton of union sets, and my friend used to work in production management on large budget projects (where they could afford to throw money at challenges that arose). We know what’s supposed to happen, but neither of us really know what we are doing in the self-producing, low-budget realm, and I’m wondering if it might be worth it to just be the EP and HIRE a producer who does. I could learn from the producer and put myself in a better position to self-produce the next project.
From what I’ve seen, people tend to self-produce web series, but has anyone here ever hired a producer? What percentage of the budget would be a fair/ customary amount to pay the producer?