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Producer – TV or Film

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A producer is the manager responsible for the overall production of a television programme, a film or a theatrical show. This includes the budget, casting, location settings and special effects.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries vary, depending on:

Trainee producers can earn around £20,000 to £25,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £45,000 a year or more.

The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) website also publishes recommended freelance rates of pay for members. Rates vary considerably depending on experience and whether you are working on a small budget television programme, or a Hollywood feature film.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Look for vacancies on www.mandy.com and Production Base websites as well as in trade journals such as Broadcast and Stage, Screen and Radio Magazine.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

If you are aged 18 or over you may be interested in The Network. The Network is held each year alongside the TV Festival in Edinburgh. If selected you would attend for four free days of masterclasses and workshops which will provide you with the skills, knowledge and contacts to start a career in TV. You can usually apply from January to April.

Ready to launch your career at the BBC? The BBC talent schemes could kick start your passion into a job that you love. Follow @BBCGETIN Instagram to stay up to date. Explore production opportunities.

Young Scot and Creative Scotland operate the 'Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund', which aims to support young people aged 11-25 and interested in developing creative or artistic skills. Both individuals and groups can apply for funding up to £1,000. For more information see the Young Scot website.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BECTU Scotland (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union)
E-mail: info@bectu.org.uk
Website: http://www.bectu.org.uk
Twitter: @bectu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BECTUOfficial

British Film Institute
Website: http://www.bfi.org.uk/
Twitter: @BFI
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishFilmInstitute

Creative and Cultural Skills
Tel: 020 7015 1800
Website: http://www.ccskills.org.uk/
Twitter: @CCskills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccskills

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts.

IWC Media
Tel: 0141 353 3222
E-mail: mailglasgow@iwcmedia.co.uk
Website: http://www.iwcmedia.co.uk
Twitter: @IWC_Media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iwcmedia

National Film and Television School
Tel: 01494 671234
E-mail: info@nfts.co.uk
Website: http://nfts.co.uk
Twitter: @NFTSFilmTV
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NFTSFilmTV

ScreenSkills
Tel: 020 7713 9800
E-mail: info@screenskills.com
Website: https://www.screenskills.com
Twitter: @UKScreenSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKScreenSkills

ScreenSkills (formerly Creative Skillset) works with the UK’s screen-based creative media industries to develop skills and talent from classroom to boardroom.

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