Olivia Wilde Talks Producing From An Actor’s Perspective

Actress-producer Olivia Wilde and the producers of successful indies Bachelorette, The Place Beyond the Pines and Beasts of the Southern Wild talked about the business of independent film at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday.

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Tatiana Siegelmoderated the Tribeca Talks: The Producerspanel that, among other topics, explored the challenges of financing and casting films with no guarantee those movies will see the light of day.

Wilde just produced her first narrative film, Meadowland, which is premiering at Tribeca on Friday, and the actress explained what drove her to start producing.

“Once you’ve spent a bunch of your life making movies, you learn a lot of lessons and you feel that you understand the process and you feel that you know how things should be done and you really want to facilitate the good stories,” she said. “I’d been working for 12 years as an actress, learned from some really fantastic producers and I felt that it was time that I use those lessons and turn it around and try to help someone I really respected, in this case, Reed Morano, our director, make our film and her directorial debut.”…

Check out the rest of the article from the The Hollywood Reporter.