Filmmaker is an umbrella term that covers any kind of film or art for which a director is the main creative force. However, it is also broadly used in the film business to refer to the individual film director for that film.
Is it the same as executive producer?
Executive producer means there’s less pressure on directors and they have control over the direction of the film. (Not always in the way that being a producer means.)
Is it the same as director, producer, director of photography…?
A director is the executive and producer is the creative or technical personnel in charge of setting the scene and directing the action.
Does one term include the other?
While they are distinct terms used interchangeably across the industry, there’s a difference, for instance, in the duties of a director or producer.
Did you know?
In addition to using director and producer, another common use of a producer also involves a supervisor who may also work for their own project.
What is a producer-director?
The term “producer/director” comes from The International Code of Marketing & PR for Television – a guide for broadcasters. It also refers to the term creative consultant whose role is to direct projects that will be marketed.
A producer (or “producer-director”) is responsible for creating a series of marketing events to guide a series into being seen by television audiences.
What are the common questions I hear about executive producers in film?
What if I’m a direct producer?
Producer is the role of a producer.
What about TV producers?
It’s different than being a producer on a film, though some people are a producer on both productions.
What does the “direct-producer” label mean?
It refers to anyone who’s responsible for the commercial and creative aspects of a production.
I see “direct-producer” on my resume. Do I need formal training to become a producer?
Yes, but don’t confuse it with executive producer. Executive producer refers to an expert who provides the same level of support in the creative, business and financial decisions as directors.
How do I become a “direct producer”?
Direct producers are people who’ve worked in other creative fields, and have been given the title as a reference point.
What’s “executive producer” and “direct producer”?
The former is