5131- Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

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Job Title: 

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

Job Description: 

This unit group includes producers, directors, choreographers and others who oversee and control the technical and artistic aspects of film, television, video game, radio, dance and theatre productions. They are employed by film production companies, radio and television stations, video game companies, broadcast departments, advertising companies, sound recording studios, record production companies and dance companies. They may also be self-employed.

Main Duties: 

The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

Film, radio, television and video game producers plan, organize and control the various stages and scheduling involved in the production of presentations, motion pictures, television shows and radio programs; engage directors and other production personnel and supervise all technical personnel, and determine the treatment, scope and scheduling of production; maintain production archives, negotiate royalties, and may plan and control the budget pertaining to a particular production.
Directors interpret scripts and direct the mise-en-scŠne; select and direct the actors, extras and technical crew; advise the cast and crew on the interpretation and delivery of the performance; direct rehearsals, filmings, broadcasts and performances; and confer with crew and specialists throughout production and post-production to achieve desired presentation.
Choreographers create dances for film, theatre and television performances that convey stories, ideas and moods, and direct rehearsals for dancers to achieve desired interpretation.
Art directors plan, organize and direct the artistic aspects of motion pictures, video games, stage productions and television shows by overseeing the design of sets, costumes, furnishings and props to create portrayals of period and setting.
Film editors edit motion picture film and arrange film segments into sequences to achieve continuity and desired dramatic, comedic and thematic effects.
Record producers plan and co-ordinate the production of musical recordings, direct musicians and singers during rehearsals and recordings and manage technicians involved in duplicating, dubbing and mastering of recordings.
Directors of photography co-ordinate and direct the photography of motion pictures, supervise camera operators and other crews and determine lighting, lenses, camera angles, backgrounds and other elements to achieve desired visual effect.

Employment Requirements: 

Producers, directors and film editors
A university degree or college diploma in the performing arts, broadcasting, journalism, business administration, theatre production or film studies
Experience in a technical or production occupation in motion pictures, broadcasting or theatre are usually required.
A university degree or college diploma in dance, or a period of study at a school of dance
Extensive training with a dance company are usually required.
Record producers
A university degree or college diploma in music or the recording arts
Experience in a technical or production occupation in the recording arts are usually required.
Directors of photography
A university degree or college diploma in film studies or cinematography
Experience in camera operation or another technical occupation in video or motion picture production are usually required.
Demonstrated creative ability is required for all occupations in this unit group.

Additional Inormation: 

Membership in a related guild or union may be required.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts (0512)
Photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts (522)

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X