The Associate Producer’s job is to support the development of a story through the art of

Research, (connecting of the dots on factual accounts)

Pitching of potential narrative arcs, (a story based in real events is still a “story”)

Research and scouting of compelling interviewees, (the invoking of serendipity and magic may be necessary)

Interview preparation, (ability to support the director’s vision is required)

Story producing, (finding the story while working with editors, writing reports to creative team)

Archival Research  (seeking materials to suggest or provide requested footage and photos)

Archival Clearance (establishing material ownership and negotiate usage)

Looking fabulous at premieres (to make mom and dad proud)