The primary role of a television Producer
is to control all aspects of video production
, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. It is often the Producer who is responsible for the television show
's overall quality and survivability, though the roles depend on the particular show or organization.
Some Producers take more of an executive role, in that they conceive new programs and pitch them to the television networks
, but upon acceptance they focus on business matters, such as budgets and contracts. Other Producers are more involved with the day-to-day workings, participating in activities such as screenwriting
, set design
, casting, and even directing.
In television, there are a variety of different Producers on a television show. A traditional Producer is one who manages a show's budget and maintains a schedule, but this is no longer the case in modern television. In fact, nowadays a Producer is almost synonymous with a Writer
Types of television Producers
Different types of Producers in the industry today include (in order of seniority):
- Executive Producer: Usually at least one, but not necessarily, Executive Producer is the "Chief Executive" in charge of everything related to the production of the show. It is the highest ranking individual who is responsible for the development and daily management of the show. While in the film industry an Executive Producer is usually in charge of financing the project, in......