Film Producers are responsible for managing performing arts productions, such as movies, television shows, and live theatre shows; a position as a producer may be as an executive producer, a line producer, an associate producer, or an assistant producer. Producers are responsible for the business aspects of a film, as well as its schedule and resulting product.
- Starting salary: $78,000 P/A Senior salary: $95,000 P/A Average salary: $88,000 P/A Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer Employment level: 16,000 as of November 2012 (Projected employment levels in 2017 of 16,700)
Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Film Producer is 48.6 hours
Employment by region:
The top three regions for employment as a Film Producer include:
- NSW: 63.0%
- VIC: 19.7%
- QLD: 6.4%
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Employment for Film Producers has risen by a rate of 33.6% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow moderately through 2017.
Total employment growth over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time is 4,400
Gender (including full time and part time)
The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
- Male Full Time: 49.4%
- Male Part Time: 10.7%
- Female Full Time: 32.0%
- Female Part Time: 7.9%
Other relevant information
- Approve or reject major changes to the film.
- Ensure that the project is completed on time; they are responsible for the finished product.
- Keep the film on budget and on schedule.
- Manage and approve the financial aspects of a film and set a schedule.
- Research and choose scripts.
- Select and hire a cast and crew, including a director.
- Decision Making
- Strong Attention to Detail
- Time Management
Film Producers work under a great amount of pressure, and can have long periods of unemployment between projects. They will work both in studio settings as well as outdoors, in all kinds of weather. Producers can work long, irregular hours with variable schedules depending upon each project. They may travel to different locations, and even different countries, depending upon where films are shot.
Professional associations / Industry information
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