Thank you so much, Joseph! I’m based in Los Angeles, but I truly appreciate the offer and all of your feedback.
I’ve produced a couple of my own projects before, but they were very small. I’ve been delaying production on this one b/c it’s larger than I’m comfortable handling and after 6 months of “info gathering” I still don’t feel ready to be at the helm, but I want to start shooting by Feb at the latest. Your admonition to make sure that I vet potential producers properly is a good one. Now that I consider it, I am much more comfortable with the idea of interviewing, hiring, and then paying a qualified producer than I am with the idea of spending money to produce on my own then screwing it up and having money down the drain. That gives me cold sweats. It won’t be a lot of money by Hollywood standards, but it’s a lot by my personal bank account standards!
I think I have my answer. Thanks again.