Film Producer

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.


Duties and tasks

  • 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

Skills required

  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Organisation
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Time Management
  • Writing

Working conditions

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

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance

The Creative Industry Skills Council

Related jobs and job titles

  • Artistic Director
  • Marketing Executive
  • Media Producer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Program Director
  • Stage Manager
  • TV Producer