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Film Producer

Film producers fill a variety of roles depending upon the type of production. Either employed by a production company or independent, producers plan and co- ordinate various aspects of film production. These include selecting the script and arranging financing. 

In addition to it, a producer also co-ordinates with the writing and editing part. Their key responsibility is to create an environment where the talents of the cast and crew can flourish. Producers are accountable for the success of the finished film. They steer the film from beginning to completion and beyond.

Career Options

  • •Film Intern •Personal Assistant to a Film Professional •Film Promoter •Set Construction and Management Crew •Movie Travel and Location Coordinator

Educational Qualifications

  • •Successful producers need good business skills and creativity. •Although producers may be hired based on their experience and reputation, some employers may prefer candidates with a bachelor's or master's degree. •Useful majors for aspiring film producers include theater management, film studies, cinematography, communications or broadcast journalism. •Movie producers must earn a bachelor's degree in film, acting, journalism, communication or another related field, then complete 1-5 years of industry experience or internships and stay on top of industry trends.

Personal Skills

  • •Good Business and Accounting skills •Have good creative vision •Be good at negotiating •Understandability of the creative processes that go into making a film. •Be able to prepare and control the budget of the movie. •Ensure compliance with regulations and codes of practice. •Understand the health
  • safety
  • and copyright laws.

Courses to be pursued

  • •Bachelors in Theater Management •Bachelors in PR and Management skills •Masters in Business Administration •Masters of Arts in Film and TV

Top Colleges

Working Conditions

•Legal Responsibility- The producer must at all stage of production look into the fact that the content is healthy and safe as per the laws. •Long hours of sitting in offices and Production sets. •Producers should be good stress managers as they are the most responsible entity for either the success or the failure of a film where a lot of money is on stake.

Top Companies

  • Yash Raj Film Studio- Website: Career Link: LinkedIn Page (Jobs are usually posted on their LinkedIn Page) FB Handle: Address- 5, Shah Industrial Estate, Veera Desai Road, Andheri (West) Mumbai- 400 053 Tel: +91 (22) 30613500
  • Dharma Productions Website: Contact Address: Dharma Productions Pvt Ltd, Unit No 201& 202, 2nd Floor, Supreme Chambers, Off Veera Desai Road, 17/18 Shah Industrial Estate, Andheri (W), Mumbai- 400053, India Tel No:- +91 22 61790100

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