Producers and Directors

General Information


Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or film productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit61.73%
  2. Self-employed19.12%
  3. Private, not for profit13.28%
  4. State and local government4.94%
  5. Federal government0.44%

Job Outlook

Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 24 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 15,600 openings for producers and directors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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