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.


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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