PRODUCER: If I, Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, am the producer, I’m the all-knowing, all-powerful one. If I’m directing, it’s the guy listening to me. In any case, the producer is the one (or ones) who supervise(s) all production aspects from initial conception to final exhibition.1 I, as producer, make some of the big artistic decisions—developing the script, choosing the actors, director, and so on. Some producers will take a stronger hand in all the artistic decisions; others will produce only what the director wants.
Synonyms: Go-To Guy, Answer Man
Example: “I heard Mel Gibson has 23 children!"
“ Yep, Mel Gibson ...