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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|
|Digital Producer||The Ogilvy Group Inc.-Ogilvy & Mather||New York, NY||Sep 28, 2010||$180,000 -
|Executive Digital Producer||TBWA Worldwide Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Nov 23, 2015||$160,000|
|Digital Intermediate Producer||Deluxe Media Creative Services Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 15, 2015||$145,000|
|Executive Digital Producer||TBWA Worldwide Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Aug 29, 2016||$136,000 -
|Senior Digital Producer||Arnold Worldwide||Boston, MA||Jul 08, 2015||$110,370|
|Senior Digital Producer||Arnold Worldwide||Boston, MA||Apr 29, 2015||$110,370|
|Senior Digital Producer||Arnold Worldwide||Boston, MA||Oct 20, 2013||$110,370|
|Senior Digital Producer||Splash (New York) Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 25, 2014||$105,000|
|Senior Online Digital Producer||The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2012||$101,250|
|Senior Digital Producer||Dentsu McGarry Bowen, LLC||New York, NY||Nov 10, 2013||$100,000|
|Senior Digital Producer||Dentsu McGarry Bowen, LLC||New York, NY||Dec 19, 2013||$100,000|
|SR. Digital Producer||Victoria's Secret Direct Brand Management, LLC||New York, NY||Nov 05, 2015||$100,000 -
|Senior Digital Producer||ENSO Collaborative, LLC||Santa Monica, CA||Oct 26, 2012||$100,000|
|Senior Online Digital Producer||The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.||New York, NY||Feb 22, 2011||$100,000|
|Digital Producer||Urbandaddy Inc.||New York, NY||May 01, 2011||$95,000|
|Digital Producer||Iris USA Inc.||New York, NY||Jul 01, 2015||$95,000|
|Digital Producer||Dentsu McGarry Bowen LLC||New York, NY||Dec 19, 2011||$90,000|
|Digital Producer||Digitaria Interactive, Inc.||New York, NY||Feb 13, 2013||$90,000|
|Senior Digital Producer||Iris USA Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 02, 2015||$89,700|
|IT Digital Producer||Kimberly-Clark Global Sales, LLC||Neenah, WI||Dec 19, 2016||$87,589 -
|Digital Producer||Iris USA Inc.||New York, NY||Jul 01, 2013||$78,000|
|Digital Producer||Iris USA Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 02, 2013||$78,000|
|Digital/Experiential Producer||Technicolor Creative Services USA, Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 25, 2013||$76,170 -
|Digital Producer||Infusiondev LLC||New York, NY||Jun 04, 2013||$75,000|
|Digital Producer||Infusiondev LLC||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2013||$75,000|
|Digital Producer||Click 3X LLC||New York, NY||Jan 05, 2016||$75,000|
|Digital Producer||Dentsu McGarry Bowen LLC||New York, NY||Mar 04, 2013||$70,000|
|Digital Producer||Portable Us Inc.||New York, NY||Nov 04, 2013||$70,000|
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