An EXECUTIVE PRODUCER oversees all other producers under a specific project and ensures that the entire project remains on track. They are also usually in charge of managing the film's finances and all other business aspects. On a television series an executive or co-executive producer is often a writer and given credit in a creative capacity. In a feature film or movie, the executive producer is often the person directly funding the project or is directly responsible for bringing in investors for funding.
A LINE PRODUCER manages the staff and the day-to-day operations and oversees each physical aspect involved in making a film or television program. The line producer can be credited as "produced by" in certain cases. They aid in hiring the crew, allocating the money and making sure the filming is done safely, creatively, on budget and on time.
A SUPERVISING PRODUCER supervises the creative process of screenplay development and often aids in script rewrites. They can also fulfill the executive producer's role of overseeing other producers.
Within the production process, a PRODUCER can oversee, arrange, manage, and begin every aspect of production. They are typically involved in every stage of the overall production process.
A COORDINATING PRODUCER (Production Coordinator) coordinates the work/role of multiple producers trying to achieve a shared result.
The ASSOCIATE or ASSISTANT PRODUCER helps the producer during the production process. They can sometimes be involved in coordinating others' jobs, such as creating peoples' schedules and hiring the main talent.