Producer

Made by: Colton Shea

What skills are needed for this job

1) Communication Skills

They must coordinate the work of many different people to make sure to finish the production on time


2) Management Skills

They must find and hire the best directors and crew for the production and make sure that all involved do their job efficiently and effectivly

What types of activitys are done on the job

They make the financial and business decisions for movies, TV shows, or a stage production. They also hire the director and the rest of the movie crew, they pick the best actors for the cast, they approve any major changes to the production, and they make sure everything is complete before they finalize the production.

What are the working conditions and physical demands?

The producers work conditions are fairly similar to the directors work condition. They have to deal with bad weather and long work hours. They also work under a lot of pressure and stress to make sure that there production is finished at the right time.

What are the work hours and travel?

The producer has a very long and irregular schedule. Some of the most common times they have to work are on holidays, weekends, and sometimes from the time they wake up to the time they go to bed. Their transportation depends on where the movie is being filmed. If their set is close to where they are staying then they might take a car or taxi. If the set is in a different country, then they will take a plain to their hotel and then take a car or taxi to and from their hotel. Sometimes they might just live in a trailer next to where they are filming.

What are the educational requirements for this job?

You have to have a bachelor’s degree and several years of work experience that is related to TV, motion picture, and/or theatre production.


What is the future outlook for this job?

The employment of producers is projected to grow about 3% from 2012-2022, slower than average for all occupations.


What is the average hourly wage in Texas, the average annual wage in Texas, and the National average annual wage for this job?

National- $71,350 in May 2012

Average annual in Texas- $38,530 in May 2012

Average hourly in Texas- $34,750 in May 2012

Examples of annual wages for producers in five industries in which they worked as follows in May 2012

1) Motion Picture and Video Industries - $94,110



2) Cable and other Subscription Programs - $83,220



3) Television Broadcasting - $56,950



4) Performing Arts Companies - $49,690



5) Radio Broadcasting - $48,110

Examples of producers and movies they produced

Two Skills Movie Producers Must Have by Douglas Spain

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