1. Asst. Director Essential Information Film producers are responsible for the behindthescenes decisions for movies, such as those regarding film finances, script selection and cast management. Film producers aren’t always required to have certain educational credentials. However, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that give them a solid knowledge of business practices are helpful, as are programs in film making or broadcast journalism.
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree / Master of Business Administration/Master of Fine Arts is useful Experience: 45 years Education Requirements
Successful producers need good business skills and creativity. Although producers may be hired based on their experience and reputation, some employers may prefer candidates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Useful majors for aspiring film producers include theater management, film studies, cinematography, communications or broadcast journalism.
A theater management bachelor’s degree program can include classes in acting, directing, script study and staging plays. Additionally, students learn accounting, public relations and management skills. A bachelor’s degree program in film studies may focus on the film making process and teaches students how to produce, direct and write. Students also learn film theories, technical skills and film history.
Some schools offer joint graduate degree programs that allow students to combine a Master of Business Administration with a Master of Fine Arts. For creative business professionals like film producers, this is a useful combination. Relevant curriculum could include entertainment business, conventional business knowledge, studying screenplays, script writing, entertainment law and directing.