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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|
|Video Producer||British Broadcasting Corporation||Washington, DC||Jul 12, 2016||$153,204|
|Video Producer||British Broadcasting Corporation||Washington, DC||Dec 01, 2016||$153,204|
|Video Producer||British Broadcasting Corporation||Washington, DC||Jan 13, 2014||$150,894|
|Video Producer||British Broadcasting Corporation||Washington, DC||Jan 11, 2010||$149,400|
|Video Producer||British Broadcasting Corporation||Washington, DC||Jan 12, 2012||$149,400|
|Video Game Producer||Arenanet, LLC||Bellevue, WA||Nov 21, 2014||$120,000 -
|Video Game Producer||Arenanet, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Nov 21, 2011||$115,000|
|Video Game Producer||Turtle Rock Studios, Inc.||Lake Forest, CA||May 24, 2016||$115,000|
|Assistant Video Producer||Wildaid, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Jul 09, 2016||$84,531|
|Producer, Video Development||Great Big Story LLC||New York, NY||Jun 22, 2015||$81,000 -
|Video Producer||Liquid Church||Morristown, NJ||Oct 04, 2013||$80,000|
|Video Producer||The International Business Times Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 27, 2016||$71,000|
|Video Producer||HD House, LLC||Miami, FL||Oct 01, 2015||$63,925|
|Video Producer||Fusion Media Network, LLC||Doral, FL||Sep 13, 2016||$63,710|
|Staff Audio & Video Producer||Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Inc.||Milwaukee, WI||Sep 13, 2015||$62,610 -
|Video Producer/Editor||Hombre Nuevo, Inc.||El Monte, CA||Oct 01, 2012||$62,234|
|Video Game Producer||Arenanet, LLC||Bellevue, WA||Mar 09, 2016||$60,000 -
|Video Producer/Editor||Hombre Nuevo, Inc.||El Monte, CA||Sep 18, 2013||$59,897|
|Director of Photography and Video Producer||Ligonier Ministries, Inc.||Sanford, FL||Oct 01, 2012||$58,000|
|Director of Photography and Video Producer||Ligonier Ministries, Inc.||Sanford, FL||Apr 10, 2012||$58,000|
|Video Producer||Council On Foreign Relations, Inc.||New York, NY||May 31, 2013||$57,850|
|Video Producer||NYX Los Angeles, Inc.||Commerce, CA||Sep 11, 2014||$52,500|
|Video Producer||Fusion Media Network, LLC||New York, NY||Dec 09, 2016||$50,000|
|Senior Video Producer||Ecommerce, Inc.||Columbus, OH||Sep 22, 2012||$50,000|
|Junior Video Producer||Sotheby's, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 15, 2013||$50,000|
|Video Producer||Auctionata, Inc.||New York, NY||Nov 15, 2014||$50,000|
|Digital Video Producer||Gannett Co. Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Sep 02, 2013||$49,900 -
|Digital Video Producer||Gannett Spinco. Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Jun 29, 2015||$49,900 -
|Video Producer||WP Company, LLC||Washington, DC||Sep 08, 2015||$49,899 -
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