Producer

Bri Reed

Job Description

Producers are a very essential part of a film, TV show, and/or stage production. They will closely follow the production from the beginning to the end, and may help with the promotion and marketing of the project. Producers have to be very good communicators because they work with directors and other production staff members.

Film/ TV Shows/ Stage Plays/ Musicals

Working Conditions

  • Work in offices, but will spend a lot of time on production sets
  • Long hours
  • May have to work during holidays and weekends
  • Traveling to meet clients
  • On call during entire process of production

Personal Characteristics:

Training & Education Requirements

  • 4 year Bachelor's Degree is required
  • Several Years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training

Education Spotlight

Univeristy of Michigan- School of Music, Theatre, & Dance (Ann Arbor, MI)

http://music.umich.edu/index.php


Univeristy of Southern California- School of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles, CA)

http://dramaticarts.usc.edu/


Pepperdine- Seaver College (Malibu, CA)

http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/


New York University- Tisch School of the Arts (New York City, NY)

http://tisch.nyu.edu/

Earnings & Job Outlook

Salary
  • $84,120/year


Vacations

  • None
  • May have to work on holidays


Flexibility

  • Locked into contract
  • Don't have to renew contract if you want to take gap years


Training

  • Need qualification/degree in production
  • On-the-job training


How Hard is it to Find Work?

  • Faster than average job growth (9%-13%)
  • Start from the bottom and work your way up


Big City or Small City Restriction?

  • Big city restricted


Advancement?

  • Start out as a production assistant
  • Advance up to producer
  • Possibly become producer