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The Film Producer

The film producer is usually considered to be the person in charge of the entire film. The producer plans the production, hires key staff, organises financial backing and budgets, distribution, etc.

Unlike television producers, film producers tend to limit themselves to the practical and logistical aspects of the production, leaving creative control to the film director.

Required Skills

Film producers need to have strong organizational skills and good business sense. As well as making sure the film gets made on time and budget, they need to make sure it has an audience and will be profitable. There are exceptions to this rule (not all films are expected to turn a profit), but the producer is usually the business head of the project.