Star as Exec Producer?
August 10, 2011 10:32 AM Subscribe
Why are many TV shows giving the lead an Executive Producer credit?
posted by Zhai to media & arts (12 answers total)
It seems that on a lot of the shows I watch -- The Big C, Breaking Bad, Web Therapy, and Burn Notice, among others -- the lead actor/actress gets a credit as Executive Producer. I read the 2004 question on what the EP actually does (equivalent to the CEO, the one who Makes Stuff Happen) so I get that, but what is behind the trend of the lead taking this role? Is it vanity? Control? Money?