person supervising the making of a film
A movie producer creates the conditions for making movies. The producer checks and controls things such as getting the money to make the movie, employing personnel, and arranging for distributors. The producer is involved in all parts of the process of making a movie from the beginning to completion of a project. Usually, the producer is considered the chief of staff and is in control of the non-artistic side of movie making, while the director is in charge of the filming and the artistic part.
- Producers Guild of America Frequently Asked Questions Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine