Why is the producer's role so important in a film?
A producer's role is essential because the producer handles most of the financial aspects of production that are necessary for the film to be created.
What are some of a producer's responsibilities on the movie crew?
A film producer has a mountain of responsibilities on a movie crew, but mainly coordination. They coordinate the screenwriting, directing, post-production and production departments all the while managing finances and creating an environment where the cast, crew and overall output can flourish and run smoothly. However, great power comes with all of this responsibility. The producer has control of the whole direction and product of the film. The producer approves the production team, selects the screenplay and has the final say on just about everything else.