I have read various articles regarding what role(s) Brian and Roger played in the making of the film, that go from from music consultants to producers. On IMDb, they are listed as executive music producers, and in the article above, they are credited as 'creative consultants'.
If creative consultants in the film world are defined as those working closely with the producer and lead writer(s) on storylines, editing, etc., how much input do you think Brian and Roger (along with Jim Beach as producer) had vs the three who are credited with writing the story and screenplay?
Or is this possibly another article that might have got it wrong (or sees creative consultants as something different)? I thought it was nice that Phoebe is listed under the Thanks section on IMDb :-)
(Sorry if this topic had been posted by anyone else already)
I imagine we'll never know fully unless it is clarified in dvd interviews for example. Brian especially seems to have been on set a lot, but my impression is they were there to advise regarding the music most of all and the accuracy and details in that realm. Did they have any input in the script? Maybe not... Did they have any input in the story/potentially what was or wasn't cut or included or filmed in the first place? I'm imagining they probably did, but who knows if so to what degree.
Creative consultant is a credit that has - particularly in the past - been given to screenwriters who have consulted on a movie screenplay. Those given this credit in the television field work closely with an executive producer and head writer/showrunner. They are involved in the writing process (proposing and editing story outlines/scripts). Sometimes they are given the credit of executive consultant, story consultant or script consultant.
I mean, that implies an input in the actual script. I had had the impression (maybe I read or heard it somewhere sometime?) they stayed out of interfering with any more personal scenes, but I haven't a clue - my guess is as good or bad as yours.
They were consulted for the initial script. They might have had input in that but the producers probably had the final say. I've listened few interviews with Graham King and it seems that Brian was more involved than Roger who King almost never mentions.
But I've gotten the impression that after Fox picked up the film Fox made the decisions concerning the film with Brian and Roger serving as mere music producers.
The band, he says, have input, but no script approval