Producers are accountable as the productions’ overall decision-makers.
Producers are at the financial, practical and creative heart of a film or TV project. Often the first to get involved, successful producers can spot the creative opportunity and commercial viability of a production, and be the driving force for its completion ‘on time, on budget’.
Entry Level & In-demand
What kind of jobs are available?
What those who work in this discipline usually bring to the work.
- Competencies should include strong business skills, creative vision and a solid understanding of all aspects and phases of filmmaking; financial acumen, confident leadership, and organization skills are also critical in this role.
- Work experience in various aspects of production, such as writing and directing, plus an extensive network of connections are important.
- Solid understanding of financial, legal and business practices in media is essential, as is market awareness for the distribution phase of a finished project.
Field / Line Producer
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