What does a producer do?
I get this question a lot and the truth is: it really depends. A producer’s duties can range from almost everything to absolutely nothing. The title can be a distinction that accurately reflects an individual’s contribution to a particular production, or it can be little more than a vanity credit offered to placate shiftless idiots.
Producer titles come in various shapes and sizes. There are Producers and Associate Producers and Assistant Producers and Supervising Producers and Line Producers and Co-Executive Producers and Executive Producers. And, perhaps some day, we’ll also see Accomplice Producers and Appendage Producers and Almighty Pansophical Omniscient Producers.
I can dedicate an entire blog entry to these various producers titles, but let’s keep it personal. My name is Joseph Mallozzi. I am an Executive Producer on Dark Matter as well as being the show’s creator and its Showrunner. THIS is what I…
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