Because I’ve discussed a number of my own proposed film projects on this blog, and mentioned those of others of which I am aware recently in social media, I thought this would be a good time to review a few of the functions.
The main concept to mention is that typically an Executive Producer supervises the actual Producer(s), and director(s) and other screenwriters (producing the shooting script), who may be supervised first by the producer(s). The concepts are explained on the PGA website here. For a film where the content comes from an author who actively promotes the making of a film as he or she imagines it been viewed (without changes), the author may well wind up as an Executive Producer. But the EP also has to be concerned with finding funding or investors and satisfying them. The concept could well apply to completing an unfinished film from another source.
Typically there is some arrangement to compensate the EP in various steps.
While I’m mainly concerned with how to produce one of my own scripts, I am interested in assisting other artists with some specific possible projects of which I am aware. The list is pretty narrow.
(Published: Monday, March 16, 2015, around 11:30 PM EDT)