An executive producer (EP) for film is very different from an executive producer for TV. For film, an EP is a very abstract title. It can mean a number of things. To put it simply, and executive producer is some one who provides an important contribution to the project. This could include financing, or commitment from A-List actor or director. Their involvement with the film could stop at that, or they can be involved in the everyday workings of the project. It depends on the project and the EP. A lot of times managers of A-List actors will get an EP credit on a film even they had nothing to do with the production of that film. strike an actor deal with the studio and their client.