The Six Stages Of Film Production?

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A few years ago, there was a great t-shirt, occasionally seen around  the set, featuring “The Six Stages of Film Production.” Perhaps this was modeled after the college textbook dogma, which follows:

 “Six Stages of Film Production
1. Development
2. Pre-Production
3. Production
4. Post-Production
5. Distribution
6. Exhibition

However, I think the t-shirt  more accurately represents our “profession”
The Six Stages of Film Production:

1. Wild Enthusiasm
2. Disillusionment
3. Panic
4. Search For The Guilty
5. Punish The Innocent
6. Reward the Non-Involved
Actual picture from production company website
offering perks to anyone who contributes $ to the film.
Be A Movie Maker! $1000 or $500 Membership Levels!
click the above for a sales pitch to the gullible!

Found recently is another “6 Stages” List, with a bonus 7th stage:

The 7 Stages of Film Production

1. Wild Enthusiasm
2. Total Confusion
3. Utter Dispair
4. Search for the Guilty
5. Persecution of the Innocent
6. Promotion of the Incompetent
7. Distribution of T-Shirts

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-by Pete Verrando