February 04, 2014
In a transformative moment in Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers, accountant Leo Bloom warbles:
I wanna be a producer, wear a tux on op’ning nights!
I wanna be a producer, and see my name [up there] in lights!
In real (also reel and digital) life, everyone is in show biz. Just look at the deluge of original content from all kinds of producers. From Sony, Samsung and Microsoft, to Ford, Infiniti and Chrysler, to Walmart, Sears, Amazon, Netflix and DirecTV: everyone is now a producer.
The chorus line of impresarios brings the most vital show biz credential: money...