HERE’S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BECOMING A FILM PRODUCER

A film producer is someone who works in television and is involved in the process of creating, producing, and managing a film or video. This would also mean that you would be in charge of overseeing funding and marketing, by working alongside other staff members in a studio. 

Being a film producer means that you’ll be working in pre-production and post-production, so you’ll have many responsibilities to make sure that you maintain productivity in all areas. What you can expect on a regular day is, looking over scripts, managing finances and the budget, hiring staff, holding meetings, and supervising a project until its successful completion.  

This is a career where you’ll need to be a confident and self-motivated person, as well as be flexible and practical to be able to handle important tasks. Self-employment is both a possible and common route to take, with many people enjoying this option. However, remember that this comes with the risk of financial insecurity, so perhaps starting out your career in a full time position then expanding after you’re more experienced might be something to consider.  

ULTIMATE EARNING POTENTIAL IN THE US  

Position in Career  Associated Salary (US)  
Junior You can start your career in this pathway as an intern or another junior position, like a researcher. Fortunately, this is a career path where international graduates of any degree subject can apply with a chance of being accepted, however, you will be at an advantage with a bachelor’s degree in media studies, communication, IT or photography.  $41,000 
Assistant  You can be given the position of assistant if you have enough training and knowledge, which means that your work, and challenges will grow larger. Something to bear in mind is that college isn’t always for everyone, and apprenticeships as an alternative are highly valued in this industry as it gives you real world experience.  $70,000 
Experienced  Experienced film producers can earn higher salaries, and reach the position of departmental heads, who have the ultimate earning potential of $137,000! $137,000 

TOP 10 EMPLOYERS

  1. AT WILL MEDIA 
  2. AMC Networks  
  3. CVS Health 
  4. Audacy 
  5. Univision Communications Inc 
  6. Discovery 
  7. Sam Houston State University 
  8. National Geographic 
  9. Drexel University 
  10. EETech Media & Marketing 


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