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What is the difference between movie director and producer?

Asked by G. GRAY, Last updated: Oct 08, 2020

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W. Pratt

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W. Pratt
W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln

Answered Oct 08, 2020

A lot of people may become confused with the differences between a movie director and a movie producer. The movie director will be in charge of directing the actions that will be done by the characters of the movie.

The director will specify what type of emotions he/she would like to see in a particular scene. The director will also make creative decisions throughout the whole making of the movie. The producer will manage the business and logistics operation of making the movie.

The producer will take note of the budget and will think about the chances that the movie will do well. Producers and directors usually work hand in hand together.

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S. Hughes

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Answered May 19, 2020

Many people confuse movie directors and producers, but there are distinct differences between the two. A movie director develops the creative direction of the movie by guiding the cast of the film scene by scene. He or she merges the film’s creative and theatrical aspects. Movie directors generally have the power and position to determine which actors and actresses are cast in the movie.

A movie producer has separate duties from the director. He or she has the power to generate the scenes and instructions for making the films. The movie producer starts, coordinates, manages and controls situations such as hiring key personnel, fundraising and arranging film distribution.

Some of the other responsibilities that a movie producer has is finding scripts, novels, or other source materials, employing a crew of people, and financing and managing budgets.

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