Why Do Movies Have So Many Producers?

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Actors act and directors direct, but what do producers do? Theyre the ones who traditionally find the project, gather funding; hire the key talent such as directors and main actors, and oversee the production. Producers essentially run the show, and thats why theyre the ones who get to accept the Oscar for Best Picture. But even that doesnt cover all of what it means to be a producer.