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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|
|Associate Producer||Mattel HQ, Inc.||El Segundo, CA||Sep 14, 2016||$100,000|
|Associate Producer II||Electronic Arts, Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Sep 08, 2014||$95,900|
|Associate Producer||A76 Productions, LLC.||New York, NY||Jan 11, 2015||$83,292|
|Associate Producer||Titleboy Films, Inc.||CA||Apr 21, 2014||$75,000|
|Associate Producer||Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.||Glendale, CA||Sep 02, 2013||$72,869|
|Associate Producer||Mandoo Pictures (USA) Co., Ltd.||CA||Jun 27, 2016||$72,000|
|Associate Producer||Electronic Arts, Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Apr 02, 2015||$71,500|
|Associate Producer||Viacom International Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 09, 2016||$70,200|
|Associate Producer II||ESPN Productions, Inc.||Bristol, CT||Jun 10, 2015||$69,557|
|Associate Producer, Business||Al Jazeera America LLC||New York, NY||Sep 13, 2014||$68,000|
|Associate Producer||Beyond Productions Inc.||Culver City, CA||Dec 20, 2016||$67,600|
|Associate Producer||ESPN Productions, Inc.||Bristol, CT||May 23, 2014||$66,625|
|Associate Producer II||ESPN Productions, Inc.||Bristol, CT||May 23, 2014||$66,625|
|Associate Producer||Los Angeles Cable Sports Productions, LLC||Los Angeles, CA||Dec 05, 2014||$59,956|
|Associate Producer, Live Services||Riot Games, Inc.||Santa Monica, CA||Aug 22, 2013||$59,696 -
|Associate Producer||Riot Games, Inc.||Santa Monica, CA||Oct 01, 2013||$59,696 -
|Associate Game Producer||Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.||Irvine, CA||Aug 29, 2015||$57,998|
|Associate Producer||Sharp Entertainment, LLC||New York, NY||Nov 15, 2013||$57,600|
|Associate Producer||Mills Entertainment||Los Angeles, CA||Nov 30, 2015||$57,393|
|Associate Producer||Stick Figure Studios LLC||New York, NY||Aug 20, 2016||$57,200|
|Associate Producer||Park Pictures, LLC||New York, NY||Sep 13, 2013||$51,632|
|Associate Producer||AOL Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 02, 2013||$51,459|
|Associate Producer||Maggie Vision Productions, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 19, 2013||$51,459|
|Associate Producer||ESPN Productions, Inc.||Bristol, CT||Dec 05, 2014||$51,436|
|Associate Producer||Town Square Productions Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 02, 2015||$51,132|
|Associate Producer||Between Takes LLC||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2014||$51,000|
|Associate Producer||Jack Morton Worldwide, Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 26, 2015||$51,000 -
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