Producer and Director

What Does A Producer and Director Do?

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.

How Do I Become A Producer and Director?

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.

What is the Average Salary For A Producer and Director?

High – 189,000
Median – 70,000
Low – 32,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Producer and Director?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Math
  • Communication
  • Art
  • Psychology
  • Performing Arts
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Videography

What Is The Work Environment For A Producer and Director?

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

What Is The Future Outlook For A Producer and Director?

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


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Producer and Director?