Props to Angelina's son, whose IMDB page is already better than mine
Vulture reports that Maddox Jolie-Pitt, adopted son of Brad & Angelina (we aren't allowed to call them "Brangelina" anymore, are we?) is receiving an Executive Producer credit on his mom's new Netflix movie, First They Killed My Father.
First They Killed My Father is a biographical drama based on the life of Cambodian author and activist Loung Ung, and has been in development since 2015. No release date is planned for the film yet.
But what did Maddox Jolie-Pitt do to earn an Executive Producer credit at age 15?
In the film industry, Executive Producers mainly act as overseers on production. They can be involved in financing, securing story rights, and distribution. What did 15-year-old Maddox do to earn his keep (and his credit) on First The Killed My Father?
Per Jolie's interview with The Guardian, her son (whom she adopted from Cambodia in 2002) "read the script, helped with notes, and was in the production meetings," which sounds like work more worthy of a Line Producer than an Executive Producer credit. I guess that's one of the benefits of being Angelina Jolie's adopted son. Per a Hollywood Reporter article, the Executive Producer credit was more to appease Jolie than about any work Maddox did; Netflix reportedly spent over $1 million chauffeuring her family around during production.
Either way, congratulations to Maddox Jolie-Pitt on being 15 and having a better IMDB page than I do.
Do you think Maddox deserves his EP credit? Discuss in the comments below!
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