1 Media Development

DOI: 10.4324/9781003324201-2


That idea might come from a writer, director, producer, or executive producer. The idea is written into a script, and then someone must fund and produce the project. For this chapter, we will start with the executive producer, or EP. Chapter 2 will explain the different kinds of producers and how their roles can differ in this process. The EP is generally the person who works on a project from beginning to end. Here are their possible duties:


  • May have shopped the script around and raised funding for the film.
  • Approves the budget based on the amount of money invested in the project.
  • Approves or hires the producer and sometimes the director.
  • Holds meetings ...

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