FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Producer Director

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Producer Director

  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $73,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Producer Director Do

Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

Duties

Producers and directors typically do the following:

  • Select scripts or topics for a film, show, commercial, or play
  • Audition and select cast members and the film or stage crew
  • Approve the design and financial aspects of a production
  • Oversee the production process, including performances, lighting, and choreography
  • Oversee the postproduction process, including editing, special effects, music selection, and a performance’s overall tone
  • Ensure that a project stays on schedule and within budget
  • Promote finished works or productions through interviews, advertisements, and film festivals

Large productions often have associate, assistant, and line producers who share responsibilities. For example, on a large movie set an executive producer is in charge of the entire production, and a line producer runs the day-to-day operations. A TV show may employ several assistant producers to whom the head or executive producer gives certain duties, such as supervising the costume and makeup team.

Similarly, large productions usually employ several assistant directors, who help the director with tasks such as making set changes or notifying the performers when it is their time to go onstage. The specific responsibilities of assistant producers or directors vary with the size and type of production they work on.

Producers make the business and financial decisions for a motion picture, TV show, commercial, or stage production. They raise money for the project and hire the director and crew. The crew may include set and costume designers, film and video editors, a musical director, a choreographer, and other workers. Some producers may assist in the selection of cast members. Producers set the budget and approve any major changes to the project. They make sure that the production is completed on time, and they are ultimately responsible for the final product.

Directors are responsible for the creative decisions of a production. They select cast members, conduct rehearsals, and direct the work of the cast and crew. During rehearsals, they work with the actors to help them more accurately portray their characters. For nonfiction video, such as documentaries or live broadcasts, directors choose topics or subjects to film. They investigate the topic and may interview relevant participants or experts on camera. Directors also work with cinematographers and other crew members to ensure the final product matches the overall vision.

Directors work with set designers, costume designers, location scouts, and art directors to build a project’s set. During a film’s postproduction phase, they work closely with film editors and music supervisors to make sure that the final product comes out the way the producer and director envisioned. Stage directors, unlike television or film directors who document their product with cameras, make sure the cast and crew give a consistently strong live performance. For more information, see the profiles on actors, writers and authors, film and video editors and camera operators, dancers and choreographers, and multimedia artists and animators.

Although directors are in charge of the creative aspects of a show, they ultimately answer to producers. Some directors also share producing duties for their own films.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Producer Director

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.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Producer Director?

Send To A Friend

Producer Director Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Do you work as a Producer Director?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Do you work as a Producer Director?

Average Yearly Salary
$73,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$42,000
Min 10%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$126,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Capitol Broadcasting
Highest Paying City
Everett, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a Producer Director make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Producer Director in the United States is $73,413 per year or $35 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $42,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $126,000.

Real Producer Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Producers and Directors Al Jazeera International (USA) Inc. Washington, DC May 13, 2013 $202,113
Director-Producibility The Boeing Company Everett, WA Mar 19, 2012 $180,000 -
$280,000
Producers and Directors Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. El Segundo, CA Mar 13, 2013 $179,816
Producers and Directors California Mind Body, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jun 13, 2013 $179,816
Producers and Directors Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. El Segundo, CA Oct 11, 2012 $179,816
Producers and Directors Hubert Burda Media Inc. New York, NY Jul 11, 2014 $165,000
Producers and Directors Grey Global Group Inc. New York, NY Mar 20, 2014 $155,000
Producers and Directors Grey Global Group Inc. New York, NY Aug 08, 2013 $155,000
Director/Producer/Director of Photography VOA Productions LLC Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2009 $150,000
Producer/Director/Writer Animex Latin Productions Inc. Chula Vista, CA Oct 01, 2012 $96,000
Producer Director Line and Practice LLC New York, NY Jan 11, 2016 $93,915
Producer, Director, Writer Raging Stallion Studios, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 01, 2012 $93,518
Producers and Directors Univision Television Group, Inc. Chicago, IL Jun 22, 2012 $92,000
Producer and Director Google Inc. Mountain View, CA May 21, 2010 $89,000
Creative Program Producer/Director Melody Street LLC. Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2010 $88,510
Producers and Directors ESPN, Inc. Bristol, CT Feb 19, 2010 $62,328 -
$79,089
Producer, Director, Writer Raging Stallion Studios, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 01, 2012 $61,921
Producers and Directors Celebrity Cruises Miami, FL Dec 31, 2013 $61,610
Producers and Directors Cuny, Cuny TV New York, NY May 09, 2012 $61,362
Producer/Director Westwood Production, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2011 $61,045
Producers and Directors Chinese Information Radio Brisbane, CA Aug 18, 2010 $60,757
Television Documentary Producer/Director Nova Voce Films, LLC New York, NY Apr 01, 2011 $60,000

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Producer Director?

Have you worked as a Producer Director? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Producer Director.

Top Skills for A Producer Director

  1. Video Production
  2. Feature Film
  3. Web Series
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Organized video productions that revitalized local businesses.
  • Experience in a wide range of formats; including feature films, documentary, corporate, government, and music videos.
  • Co-created, produced, directed and researched web series showcasing authors in their homes discussing favorite books in their private collections.
  • Researched and implemented the conversion of digital photography from traditional photography.
  • Produced, directed and edited television commercials for station advertisers from concept to completion.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Producer Directors

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Connecticut
  5. Maryland
  6. Georgia
  7. New Jersey
  8. Nevada
  9. North Carolina
  10. Washington
  • (226 jobs)
  • (225 jobs)
  • (55 jobs)
  • (18 jobs)
  • (30 jobs)
  • (28 jobs)
  • (22 jobs)
  • (11 jobs)
  • (52 jobs)
  • (40 jobs)

Producer Director Demographics

Gender

Male

64.9%

Female

24.8%

Unknown

10.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.6%

Hispanic or Latino

16.9%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

7.3%

Unknown

4.1%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.1%

French

13.8%

Italian

6.0%

Portuguese

3.9%

Japanese

3.7%

German

3.4%

Mandarin

3.1%

Chinese

3.1%

Arabic

2.6%

Russian

1.8%

Turkish

1.3%

Hindi

1.3%

Korean

1.3%

Dutch

0.8%

Greek

0.8%

Hebrew

0.8%

Bulgarian

0.5%

Vietnamese

0.5%

Zulu

0.5%

Catalan

0.5%
Show More

Producer Director Education

Schools

New York University

12.8%

Full Sail University

10.4%

Columbia College Chicago

7.6%

Temple University

5.7%

University of Southern California

5.7%

Emerson College

5.1%

Syracuse University

4.8%

Savannah College of Art and Design

4.5%

San Francisco State University

4.2%

New York Film Academy

4.1%

University of Texas at Austin

4.1%

Michigan State University

3.9%

Loyola Marymount University

3.9%

Academy of Art University

3.6%

American University

3.6%

University of North Texas

3.4%

School of Visual Arts

3.3%

Boston University

3.3%

Brigham Young University

3.2%

Ithaca College

3.1%
Show More
Majors

Photography

28.8%

Communication

19.9%

Digital Media

6.6%

Journalism

6.3%

Theatre

4.6%

Business

4.5%

Fine Arts

4.4%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

3.9%

English

2.8%

Entertainment Business

2.7%

Marketing

2.1%

Computer Networking

2.0%

Graphic Design

1.9%

Psychology

1.5%

Education

1.5%

Public Relations

1.4%

Music

1.3%

Political Science

1.3%

Liberal Arts

1.2%

Writing

1.2%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

57.9%

Other

16.8%

Masters

15.9%

Associate

5.1%

Certificate

2.7%

Doctorate

0.9%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.1%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate Working As a Producer Director?

Are you working as a Producer Director? Help us rate Producer Director as a Career.

Top Producer Director Employers

Show More

Jobs From Top Producer Director Employers

Producer Director Videos

Career Advice on becoming a Music Producer by Eric L (Full Version)

manipuri film director producer tailor

What Does A Film Producer Do? - AMC Movie News

Related to your recently viewed content