Yes and yes.Neon Maniac wrote: ↑Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:59 pmYes, and no.Alien Redrum wrote: ↑Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:22 pm
I know you hate them, but all executive producers really do is give money to the project (and sometimes just a name, like here). They are rarely very hands-on. If they were hands-on, they would be credited as a producer (not an executive producer). They probably didn't have much to do with this aside from helping fund it and using their name to promote it.
When you watch The Conjuring and you see Steve Mnuchin's name as the exec producer, your description is 100% correct. When you watch some low budget streaming turdpile, I believe your description is 100% incorrect. On these tiny projects the producers are usually not just investors. Please, go show me the law books where it says in black and white print that this is what the exec producer does and doesn't do. There is none. Go ask Spielberg directors about what Spielberg does as an exec producer. This is a silly argument, I'm not sure why you're trying to drag me into it. Just like Rupert Murdock was a huge conservative, but he let FOX and all the other media he owned be liberal or whatever they wanted, because he was just an investor....
You're absolutely wrong on this, man. Executive producers generally do funding and that's it. Producers do what you think executive producers do. Of course there's no law, but there's also nothing in black and white saying a CEO generally runs a company.
https://www.masterclass.com/articles/wh ... e-producer
https://www.infobloom.com/what-is-an-ex ... oducer.htmThe executive producer is the person who sources and secures the financing for a film production, either through an independent financing company, through a studio, or by financing it themselves. The executive producer’s biggest priority is making sure there is enough money to complete the project.
There are countless links out there that say virtually the same thing.In most cases, an executive producer is someone who has either personally funded or arranged the funding for a motion picture, television show, or musical album. Executive producers, sometimes just called EPs, are usually different from regular producers who often have a more hands-on role in creating the end product.
Do executive producers sometimes do a producer's work? I'm sure it happens. But that's not the EPs job. Stephen Spielberg is a good example of this. There's always the discussion about Poltergeist and did he have a heavy hand in it. I think he did, and he's credited as producer, which would make sense if he did. Otherwise, if he'd just given money and was hands-off, he'd be executive producer.
They are different titles because they are different jobs.