08/14/2013 01:03 pm ET

Why 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Has 41 Producers

The Weinstein Co.

No independent film is easy to get off the ground, but Lee Daniels' The Butler stands apart. A complex arrangement has led to 41 producers and executive producers credited on the historical drama, which opens Aug. 16 (as a way of comparison, indie Oscar winner The King's Speech had 16).

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