Film and Television Producers

The primary role of a producer is to organize and secure the financial backing necessary to undertake a motion picture or television project. The director, by contrast, creates the film from the screenplay. Despite this general distinction, the producer often takes part in creative decisions, and occasionally one person is both the producer and director. On some small projects, such as a nature or historical documentary for a public television broadcast, the producer might also be the writer and cameraman.

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