TV Job Roles: Producer, Drama

As a producer, your main purpose would be to deal with the practical and business side of a project, so that the director and crew could concentrate on the creative side.

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You would manage the production process from start to finish, organising all the resources needed and often coming up with the initial idea for a project. You would have overall responsibility for the quality of the production. Typical jobs may include:

  • Deciding which projects to produce, or creating programme ideas yourself
  • Reading and editing scripts
  • Securing the rights for books or screenplays, or getting writers to produce new screenplays
  • Raising finance for projects
  • Pitching to television broadcasters to commission your programme
  • Planning the schedule
  • Recruiting key production staff and crew, and being involved with casting performers
  • Making sure that the entire production stays on schedule and within budget

 

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