Career Details

Producer and Director

Career Overview

A producer is the person who bears most of the responsibility for a film’s production. In other words, the producer has significant decision-making authority over all phases of a film’s production. A director is a person who contributes to all creative elements relating to the making of a motion picture and participates in molding and integrating them into one dramatic performance.


A four-year bachelor’s degree in the performing arts, broadcasting, journalism, business administration, theater production, or film studies is likely necessary to obtain one of these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$32,000 /yr
$70,000 /yr
$189,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math
  • Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Videography
Future Outlook

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

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Work Environment

Producers and directors typically work for movie, television, or radio production companies. Many work under a lot of pressure because of tight deadlines.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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