2: ENGAGEMENT OF PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR

295 Producer

In engaging the services of a producer it is important to specify the precise function expected to be performed by the producer in connection with the production of a film or television programme. The expression ‘producer’ is used to convey a number of entirely different meanings. On occasions the term is used to refer to the corporate entity producing the programme (ie the production company). Where the expression is used to refer to an individual, the role played by that individual may be as executive producer (a title that is frequently offered

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