Question about Producer Titles
Do "Producer" titles mean anything consistent anymore? Used to be, the title "Producer" was the top person running the show. Over the years, we've added "Executive Producer", "Co-Ep", "Supervising Producer", "Senior Producer", "Series Producer", and of course "Story Producer", "Producer", "Field Producer", etc. I'm sure a lot of this has to do with the fact that reality shows are unfortunately non-union. This means DGA and WGA members must be credited as some form of "Producer". I have several "Supervising Producer" credits for when I was actually the showrunner. Nowadays, "Supervising Producer" can mean anything from logistical producer to writer/director, etc. Are there industry standards to any of these titles today are are titles always open to interpretation? I have heard that in the future, as budgets get smaller, there will only be 2 titles/positions per show: The Showrunner and the Runner.