Co-producers are directly responsible to the producer of the film. They work on planning and preparing the budget for the film. They assign budgets to different departments of the film. They recruit and manage various department heads and artists. Usually co-producers are from the production company and they manage all the expenses under the control of the producers. They also help the creative department by assisting the casting and setting the proper locations for the scenes.
Co-producers should be highly organized and should have a strategic plan to meet all the downfalls and resolve problems logically. They also have a legal responsibility where they have to ensure the health and safety of the crew. Co-producers start working right after a movie is decided to be made. They choose or hire the desired artists; they check location, create a deadline after meeting with the director and also have a damage control planning. Co-producer should be good negotiators and should motivate the people working on the movie. They should have a good understanding of finance and have a good contact in the industry. For this highly demanding job they should be able to identify the risks and control any major outfalls during the film. In the post production process they manage the promotions and distribution of the film.