I'm not that well-informed about the specific role of a producer. Do you know what sort of things or decision making process etc Benedict has to do as a producer for tcit?
Hey you :-)
Generally the producer; like Harvey Weinstein, or like BC for SunnyMarch pretty much has a say in everything. They manage the budget, buy or choose the script, raise funding and form partnerships, bring in screenwriters or commission rewrites, choose the director, and often work with the director (esp if the director is an auteur or a big name) but mostly autonomously choose the cast. Producers like Harvey are renowned for picking prestigious actors and directors which obviously help with funding :-)
The producer has, unlike the director, the longest relationship with a film as once the film is made, they have to market its promotion, branding and distribution as well. (The difference between a producer and an executive producer is mostly the latter oversees the producer’s work in relationship tot the distribution studio).
I’m making a leap here but - maybe because Bc has kinda been mentored a bit by Harvey - he and the SunnyMarch team already have made some great decisions imv in terms of source material, partnerships and casting (TCIT and Patrick Melrose for ex.)