Film Executive Producer

Executive Producers secure financing for film productions.

What does a Film Executive Producer do?

An Executive Producer for a film can have many roles. Their primary responsibility is to secure financing for the production. Some may finance the film themselves or source it through a production studio or an independent investment firm. Executive Producers act as liaisons between the production and investors once filming is underway. They make sure the production is on budget, on schedule, and in line with creative expectations. For major films, Executive Producers may also play a role in getting talent to commit to the project. They hire team members that work on set, including other producers.

How much does this career make?

According to PayScale, Film Executive Producers maintain a national annual salary of $99,891, which is an hourly wage of $48.02. In general, entry-level producers start around $49,132 annually. Senior-level producers make an annual average of $124,542. The range in salary widely depends on factors including skill and seniority level.

What impact does this career have towards the film industry?

Film Executive Producers take movie concepts from script to screen. They not only work in blockbuster films, but they are also responsible for discovering new talent and fresh ideas. In addition, executive producers allow filmmakers to focus their efforts on the creative end while they handle the financial side of film production.

What is the job outlook for a Film Executive Producer?

Film revenue is forecasted to grow to $392.34 billion by 2025. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities in the field (including Film Executive Producers) are expected to increase at a rate of 24% percent during the 2019-2029 decade (

Maisha Closson

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Maisha Closson 
Film & TV Industry Essentials contributor, Executive Producer

Production Credits: The L Word: Generation Q, How to Get Away with Murder, Claws 

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