"to executive produce"

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Nov 11 17:58:51 UTC 2008

On Nov 9, 2008, at 12:17 PM, Dave Wilton wrote:

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> ... "To executive produce" has been around for quite a while--I've
> been hearing
> it for at least a decade and it's probably older than that.

at least forty years, to judge from the examples Ben Zimmer found.  i
suspect it's still older than that, and might have been created very
soon after "executive producer" was.  it's really useful.


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