The Filmmakers

Film 101: You can't make a movie without this one essential person

No money, no movie. That's where the executive producer comes in. Get to know them in this week's Film 101 lesson.

No money, no movie. That's where the executive producer comes in

No money, no movie. That's where the executive producer comes in. 1:02

They're the head honcho, the big cheese, the top of the food chain — and no film could ever be made without them, a fact they'll gladly remind you of.

We're talking about the executive producer, or "EP," the person responsible for securing funding and getting your movie seen. On this week's lesson of Film 101 Amanda Parris will introduce you to a behind-the-scenes role that's definitely boss.

Previously covered on Film 101:

Film 101: The assistant director

Film 101: The second unit director

Film 101: The art director

Film 101: The steadicam operator

Film 101: The foley artist

Film 101: The props master

Film 101: The best boy

Film 101: The gaffer

Film 101: The boom mic operator

Watch The Filmmakers this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT) on CBC Television, or stream it at cbc.ca/watch. After the episode, stick around to see this week's feature presentation, Manufactured Landscapes.

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