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producer

1. Brit a person responsible for the artistic direction of a play, including interpretation of the script, preparation of the actors, and overall design
2. US and Canadian a person who organizes the stage production of a play, including the finance, management, etc.
3. the person who supervises the arrangement, recording, and mixing of a record
4. Economics a person or business enterprise that generates goods or services for sale
5. Chem an apparatus or plant for making producer gas
6. Ecology an organism, esp a green plant, that builds up its own tissues from simple inorganic compounds
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Producer

 

an agent of motion-picture companies in the USA and in other capitalist countries who has ideological, artistic, organizational, and financial control over a film’s production. Well-known directors, actors, and screenwriters who create their own film companies sometimes also function as producers.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

producer

[prə′dü·sər]
(ecology)
An autotrophic organism of the ecosystem; any of the green plants.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

producer

A manufacturer, processor, or assembler of building materials or equipment.
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