PRODUCERS & DIRECTORS

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or film productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Artistic Director, Director, Executive Producer, News Producer, Newscast Producer, Producer, Radio Producer, Technical Director, Television News Producer, Television Producer (TV Producer)

JOB TASKS

  • Write and edit news stories from information collected by reporters and other sources.

  • Plan details such as framing, composition, camera movement, sound, and actor movement for each shot or scene.

  • Communicate to actors the approach, characterization, and movement needed for each scene in such a way that rehearsals and takes are minimized.

  • Direct live broadcasts, films and recordings, or non-broadcast programming for public entertainment or education.

  • Coordinate the activities of writers, directors, managers, and other personnel throughout the production process.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $34.65/hr. – $72,070 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Much faster than average (8% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 15,200

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED, Relevant experience, Bachelors Degree

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