What is an Executive Producer Edit
An Executive Producer is one step under a director. They are kind of like the second in charge.
Why you sometimes see directors as Executive Producers Edit
Normaly when you watch a movie and are watching the end credits you see the director's name also under the position of Executive Producer. This is a normal thing to see. Most directors are also Executive Producers for their movies.
Normal number of Executive Producers in a movie Edit
The normal number of Executive Producers in a movie is two. Now sometimes there may be more and there may be less. There definetly has to be at least one Executive Producer.
What's the difference between an Executive Producer and a Producer? Edit
The difference between an Executive Producer and a producer is really small. Basicly the two are the same thing except Executive Producers usually have more experience than producers.