So What Does A Producer Do Anyway?

Guerrilla Theatre


There are a few different types of producers in the film and theatre world and each one plays a different role in the production.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – This type of producer is “the money”, they have the network, connections and resources to align funding with a project.  Executive Producers rarely use their own money.  Often times famous actors are given an Executive Producer credit because their name attached to a project can insure funding.  Other times people get Executive Producer credits because they bring something to the table that will insure funding (a name actor) or cut the budget significantly (provide venue/studio for the shoot).  This type of a producer has a stake in the project and makes money on the back end.

PRODUCER – A Producer is the person who is hired to execute the project once the funding is in place.  Their responsibilities include (but are not limited…

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