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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|
|Vice President, Executive Producer||Cramer-Krasselt||Chicago, IL||Feb 08, 2016||$285,600|
|Vice President, Executive Producer||Cramer-Krasselt||Chicago, IL||Aug 15, 2016||$285,600|
|Vice President, Executive Producer||Cramer-Krasselt||Chicago, IL||Sep 15, 2014||$250,000|
|Vice President, Executive Producer||Cramer-Krasselt||Chicago, IL||Sep 02, 2014||$250,000|
|Executive Producer||The Mill Group, Inc.||New York, NY||Nov 29, 2016||$215,000|
|Executive Producer||Leftfield Entertainment LLC||New York, NY||Jul 28, 2014||$207,792|
|Executive Producer||Electronic Arts Tiburon||Orlando, FL||Mar 28, 2011||$205,000|
|Executive Producer||Absolute Post, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 16, 2012||$200,000|
|Executive Producer||Squealrs LLC||Palo Alto, CA||Jul 01, 2012||$200,000|
|Executive Producer, North America||Brand New Media Us Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 29, 2011||$200,000|
|Executive Producer & Strategist||Awake Us Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 20, 2016||$200,000|
|Executive Producer||Awake Us, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Feb 09, 2015||$200,000|
|Executive Producer||Mm Talent Productions Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Nov 30, 2015||$174,000|
|Executive Producer||AKQA, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Mar 07, 2012||$170,000|
|Executive Producer||Fresh Producer LLC||New York, NY||Mar 03, 2014||$166,960|
|Executive Producer||Fusion Media Network, LLC||Oakland, CA||May 07, 2016||$160,000|
|Executive Producer||Fusion Media Network, LLC||Los Angeles, CA||Jun 07, 2016||$160,000|
|Executive Producer||Zynga Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Jan 17, 2011||$157,248 -
|Interactive Executive Producer||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||Dec 01, 2011||$155,000|
|Executive Producer||R/Ga Media Group, Inc.||New York, NY||Dec 28, 2016||$155,000 -
|Executive Producer||Mediamonks Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 05, 2013||$125,000|
|Deputy Executive Producer of International Catholi||EWTN Global Catholic Network||Washington, DC||Mar 18, 2013||$125,000|
|Executive Producer, Digital Media||Two Bulls LLC||New York, NY||Sep 19, 2016||$125,000 -
|Executive Producer, Digital Media||Two Bulls LLC||New York, NY||Sep 10, 2014||$125,000|
|Executive Producer, U.S.||Spinifex Group, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 03, 2012||$120,000|
|Executive Producer||Mediamonks Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 24, 2012||$120,000|
|Executive Producer of International Catholic News||EWTN Global Catholic Network||Washington, DC||Dec 03, 2012||$120,000|
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