Executive producer (EP) is one of the top positions in the making of a commercial entertainment product. Depending on the medium, the executive producer may be concerned with management accounting or with associated legal issues (like copyrights or royalties). In films, the executive producer generally contributes to the film's budget and usually does not work on set, in contrast to most other producers.
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Main article: Film producer
In films, an executive producer finances the film or participates in
the creative effort, but does not work on the set. His/her
responsibilities vary from funding or attracting investors into the
movie project to legal, scripting, marketing, advisory and supervising
The crediting of executive producers in the film industry has risen
over time. In the mid-to-late 1990s, there were an average of just
under two executive producers per film. In 2000, the number jumped to
2.5 (more than the number of standard "producers"). In 2013, there
were an average of 4.4 executive producers per film, compared with 3.2
Main article: Television producer
In television, an executive producer usually supervises the creative
content and the financial aspects of a production. Some writers, like
Stephen J. Cannell, Tina Fey, and Ryan Murphy, have worked as both the
creator and the producer of the same TV show. In case of multiple
executive producers on a TV show, the one outranking the others is
called the showrunner, or the leading executive producer.
See also: Music executive
In recorded music, record labels distinguish between an executive
producer and a record producer. The executive producer is responsible
for business decisions and more recently, organizing the recordings
along with the music producer, whereas the record producer produces
the music. Sometimes the executive producer organises the recording
and selects recording-related crew, such as sound engineers and
Main article: Video game producer
In the video game industry, the title "executive producer" is not
well-defined. It may refer to an external producer working for the
publisher, who works with the developers.
For example, in 2012,
Creative executive Development executive Line producer Showrunner Studio executive Unit production manager
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