Someone who wants to become a producer should begin with a bachelor's degree in an area related to movies, TV or production. In addition, they need several years' experience working in a related occupation.Continue Reading
Most producers complete a bachelor's degree in film or cinema at college. While completing this degree, they study editing and lighting, film history and create their own films. In some instances, producers begin with related majors. This includes journalism, acting, writing or communication.
Many producers gain work experience from related fields, or they take on low-paid work and internships. This may involve working in movies or TV production as an actor, stage director, cinematographer, animator, choreographer or video editor. Low-profile work that helps prospective producers includes working as an assistant, studio manager or some other role behind the scenes of a movie. Some of these roles are poorly paid or unpaid.
To succeed as a producer, it is necessary to have certain attributes: