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As DVD sales have become an increasingly indispensable part of Hollywood’s ever-evolving revenue stream, a new generation of specialized DVD producers and consultants has sprung up to plan, create, and manage all those hours of “extras” that make a DVD marketable. “Where feature films are mostly put together by producers pitching scripts to studios, which then attach a director and stars, the DVD business only has one star: the original film’s director. A director’s involvement – which means access to the set, extra footage and even ideas for special features – can mean the difference between a passable DVD and a great one.” As a result, directors are beginning to attach themselves at the hip to the top DVD creators available.