a person responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of a stage, film, television, or radio production; the person who exercises general supervision of a production and is responsible chiefly for raising money, hiring technicians and artists, etc., required to stage a play, make a motion picture, or the like.: Compare director (def. 3).
British Theater. (formerly) a director of theatrical productions; stage director.
an apparatus for making producer gas.
Ecology. an organism, as a plant, that is able to produce its own food from inorganic substances.
- non·pro·duc·er, noun
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How to use producer in a sentence
In anticipation of third-party tracking disappearing, they have redoubled investment in solidifying their direct relationship with farmers, ranchers and producers.Splitting the atom: Decoupling audience from inventory unleashes power of pubs | Trevor Grigoruk | February 9, 2021 | Digiday
Broadway theaters all have far more than 150 seats, however, and producers say they need to completely fill those typically 1,000-to-2,000-seat spaces for shows to be profitable.Arts in New York to get shot in the arm with celebrity-filled pop-up shows | Peter Marks | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Falling back on his career-making years as executive producer of NBC’s “Today” show, he overhauled CNN’s morning program.CNN President Jeff Zucker expects to leave the network at the end of this year | Paul Farhi, Jeremy Barr | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Baby food producers may be adding ingredients into their products, such as vitamin and mineral mixes, that contain high levels of toxic heavy metals.New report finds toxic heavy metals in popular baby foods. FDA failed to warn consumers of risk. | Laura Reiley | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
She told her sister Laura about it in a Zoom, mentioned it to her producer, Raj Desai, and then recounted it on “The Sarah Silverman Podcast” a few days later.
It was a Senate floor soap opera over none other than a soap-opera producer.
As a producer on The Gambler, he read a bunch of women for the female lead, and settled on Larson.
In any case, some enterprising independent producer might have enough material for a reality-show pilot.
Depending on the producer, Champagne can also be highly cloyingly sweet, buttery, or round, or mineral.
It's a lot of pressure on host/producer Sarah Koenig, something she addresses in the beginning of the episode.
Many growers not only pack their own crop, but buy up that of others, thus acting as both producer and buyer.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The "effects" were astonishingly well contrived by both author and producer (Mr. Holman Clark).
Ugly wasn't a roarin' success as a producer—jist idled and fuddled until he got to be a man.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
He's a cabinetmaker, Miss Bassett,—a producer of antiques, and a good one; and about the gentlest human being you ever saw.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
Like Ptah, Ea also developed from an artisan god into a sublime Creator in the highest sense, not merely as a producer of crops.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria | Donald A. Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for producer
a person or thing that produces
British a person responsible for the artistic direction of a play, including interpretation of the script, preparation of the actors, and overall design
US and Canadian a person who organizes the stage production of a play, including the finance, management, etc
the person who takes overall administrative responsibility for a film or television programme: Compare director (def. 4)
the person who supervises the arrangement, recording, and mixing of a record
economics a person or business enterprise that generates goods or services for sale: Compare consumer (def. 1)
chem an apparatus or plant for making producer gas
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Scientific definitions for producer
An autotrophic organism that serves as a source of food for other organisms in a food chain. Producers include green plants, which produce food through photosynthesis, and certain bacteria that are capable of converting inorganic substances into food through chemosynthesis. Compare consumer.
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