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Jonathan Stern of Producing, Indie Films, Web Series, and more

Tuesday, September 22, 2015   (0 Comments)
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IndieWire interviews comedy multi-hyphenate Jonathan Stern.  Part of which he discusses his positions in producing and the significance of the producing role:

"I was learning to produce on the indie level, because that's what was happening in New York at the time for a producer: indies. And for me that was training that informs everything that I do now. Everything still feels like an indie film to me, but I guess I was learning to do something that then could compliment what they were learning to do, and then I could provide a service that they needed. People need producers. People need someone to be producing for them. Even if you're your own producer, if you're producing and writing and directing, that's a lot to take on. The fact that I was always writing as well, I think, made me a more valuable collaborator than someone who didn't, and I think these multi-hyphenates that come out of that community and out of UCB meld well with producers that are multi-hyphenates. Ultimately, the fact that I didn't want to be a performer and I also wasn't pursuing being a director, meant that there wasn't a competitive overlap even on an unconscious level. We all needed each other...

- Read the full interview at IndieWire.com


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