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Video Production

What Video Producers Do

Producers and directors are in charge of creating motion pictures, television shows, live theater, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

Work Environment

Producers and directors work under a lot of pressure, and most are under constant stress to find their next job. Work assignments are usually short, ranging from one day to a few months. Therefore, they also often hold another job to make a living.

How to Become a Video Producer

Most producers and directors have a bachelor’s degree and several years of work experience in a related occupation, such as an actor or writer.


The median annual wage of producers and directors was $68,440 in May 2010.

Job Outlook

Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job growth in the motion picture and video industry will stem from strong demand from the public for more movies and television shows.

Quick Facts: Graphic Designers
2010 Median Pay $68,440 per year
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2010 122,500
Job Outlook, 2010-20 11% growth rate

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