This is a credit that does not have a definitive meaning. There is no specific duty of an associate producer. He/she could help with anything from financing the film, to post-production work, or to finding talent. You will often see this title given to friends, relatives, or managers who played a smaller role in producing a film. This individual performs a limited number of producing functions delegated to her/him by a producer, under the direct supervision and control of that producer.
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