It's never been easy to succeed as a producer in Hollywood. But these days, you have to be a lot more than just an impresario.
The virtual epidemic of states offering tax credits and other incentives to film production companies means that a good producer might not just need an MBA, he or she also might need to be a CPA.
We've created a little narrative diversion - a game of sorts - that illustrates just how arcane the business can be.
Give it a shot. See if you can avoid the pitfalls, and produce a blockbuster.