Unlike Pat Smith, I didn't do anything to help make your project, except give you money. In the arts in general, and film in particular, producer credits are doled out like candy on Halloween in the suburbs. This has been true at least since the 60s. In the pilot of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou (Ed Asner) tells Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) that she can be producer instead of a secretary, but she'll have to take a pay cut. Little has changed since then. Sure, trained career producers bring creative projects to life, but spending $50 on your short film doesn't automatically make me David L. Wolper. Spare me the titles and just give me a dope t-shirt if you want me to help you bring your artistic vision to life.