José Arroyo in Conversation with James Cotton

What is a producer and what does he or she do José Arroyo talks to producer James Cotton to find out:

José Arroyo in Conversation With....

What is a producer and what does he or she do? I’ve always been confused. Films like The Butler, with its end-credits listing some 30 odd producers, don’t help clarify matters. But James Cotton does. As he says, he’s practically a Pokemon catcher in the field, having worked in almost every capacity: line producer, co-producer, associate producer, producer and executive producer. Having built up a very nice list of credits in various capacities: a writer/producer on Tom Ludlam’s Rule Number Three; producer on The Magnificent Lion Boy, Possum, Powder Room and many others; executive producer on The Chop; Line Producer on Tell it to the Bees, etc. He’s now directed a stylish and exciting action film called Tiger Claw, part of his ongoing process of learning how to be a better producer. I was lucky to catch him on the eve of sharing the film…

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