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Most producers and directors have a bachelor’s degree and several years of work experience in an occupation related to motion picture, TV, or theater production, such as an actor, film and video editor, or cinematographer.Education
Producers and directors usually have a bachelor’s degree. Many students study film or cinema at colleges and universities. In these programs, students learn about film history, editing, screenwriting, cinematography, and the filmmaking process. Others major in writing, acting, journalism, or communication. Some producers earn a degree in business, arts management, or nonprofit management.
Many stage directors complete a degree in theater and some go on to receive a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. Classes may include directing, playwriting, set design, and acting. As of May 2015, the National Association of Schools of Theatre accredited more than 180 programs in theater arts.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Producers and directors might start out working in a theatrical management office as a business or company manager. In television or film, they might start out as an assistant or another low-profile studio job.Advancement
As a producer’s or director’s reputation grows, he or she may work on larger projects that attract more attention or publicity.Important Qualities
Communication skills. Producers and directors must coordinate the work of many different people to finish a production on time and within budget.
Creativity. Because a script can be interpreted in different ways, directors must decide how they want to interpret it and then how to represent the script’s ideas on the screen or stage.
Leadership skills. A director instructs actors and helps them portray their characters in a believable manner. They also supervise the crew, who are responsible for the behind the scenes work.
Time-management skills. Producers must find and hire the best director and crew for the production. They make sure that all involved do their jobs effectively, keeping within a production schedule and a budget.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Endocrinologist/Assistant Program Director||CMU Medical Education Partners||Saginaw, MI||Aug 01, 2012||$225,000|
|Endocrinologist/Assistant Program Director||Synergy Medical Education Alliance||Saginaw, MI||Aug 01, 2012||$225,000|
|Endocrinologist/Assistant Program Director||Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals Inc.||Saginaw, MI||Aug 01, 2012||$225,000|
|Endocrinologist/Assistant Program Director||Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Inc.||Saginaw, MI||Aug 01, 2012||$225,000|
|Assistant Program Director||The University of North Dakota||Bismarck, ND||Jul 01, 2014||$190,000|
|Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine Prog||Canton Medical Education Foundation, Inc.||Canton, OH||Jul 01, 2014||$180,000|
|Hospitalist-Assistant Program Director||Inpatient Services of Massachusetts, P.C.||Medford, MA||Jul 01, 2011||$177,000|
|Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program||Canton Medical Education Foundation||Canton, OH||May 08, 2015||$165,000|
|Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine Prog||Canton Medical Education Foundation, Inc.||Canton, OH||Jul 01, 2014||$165,000|
|Assistant Program Director, Family Medicine||Aultman Hospital||Canton, OH||Jul 30, 2013||$150,000|
|Assistant Program Director, Health and Environment||International Copper Association, Ltd.||New York, NY||Sep 09, 2010||$101,483|
|Assistant Program Director||Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.||New York, NY||Dec 14, 2012||$65,600|
|Assistant Program Director||Southwest Key Programs Inc.||Houston, TX||Jul 21, 2016||$62,000|
|Assistant Program Director||Southwest Key Programs Inc.||Houston, TX||Jul 29, 2016||$62,000|
|Assistant Program Director||Emory University||Atlanta, GA||Jul 12, 2013||$61,599|
|Assistant Program Director||Sportime Clubs LLC||Syosset, NY||Sep 18, 2016||$60,000|
|Assistant Program Director||Sportime Clubs LLC||Mamaroneck, NY||Sep 18, 2016||$60,000|
|Assistant Program Director||Fujisankei Communications International, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Apr 01, 2013||$59,897|
|Instructor and Assistant Program Director||Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine &Amp; Sci||North Chicago, IL||Apr 16, 2011||$53,290 -
|Assistant Program Director||Temple University--A Commonwealth University||Philadelphia, PA||Jul 30, 2015||$50,000|
|Assistant Program Director||Community Access, Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 23, 2015||$50,000|
|Assistant Program Director||Riverside Community Care||Dedham, MA||Mar 30, 2010||$50,000|
|Assistant Program Director||Riverside Community Care||Dedham, MA||Mar 30, 2010||$48,505|
|Video Editor & Assistant Program Director||Broadway Caprice Corporation||New York, NY||Sep 05, 2013||$47,020|
|Assistant Program Director||Citysquash||New York, NY||Sep 16, 2011||$43,000|
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