Television/film/video Producer

Television/film/video Producer Job Description

Producers Are The Main Players In The Television, Film And Video Industries. A Producer Will Oversee Each Project From Conception To Completion And May Also Be Involved In The Marketing And Distribution Processes.

Producers Work Closely With Directors And Other Production Staff On The Shoot. Increasingly, They Need To Have Directing Skills Themselves As The Producer May Also Be The Director And May Take Care Of All Project Operations. Producers Arrange Funding For Each Project And Are Responsible For Keeping The Production Within The Allocated Budget.

Creative Input And The Level Of Decision Making Varies, As This Is Dependent On The Client And The Brief.

Television/film/video Producer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • supervising the progress of the project from production to post production;
  • raising funding;
  • reading, researching and assessing ideas and finished scripts;
  • building and developing a network of contacts;
  • liaising and discussing projects with financial backers;
  • using computer software packages for screenwriting, budgeting and scheduling;
  • hiring key staff, including a director and a crew to shoot films or videos;
  • commissioning writers or securing the rights to novels, plays or screenplays;
  • pulling together all the strands of creative and practical talent involved in the project to create a team;
  • maintaining contemporary technical skills;
  • organising shooting schedules - dependent on the type of producer and availability of support staff;
  • troubleshooting;
  • controlling the budget and allocating resources;
  • holding regular meetings with the director to discuss characters and scenes;
  • acting as a sounding board for the director;
  • bringing the finished production in on budget.

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