Producers are responsible for managing the production of music, motion pictures or series. They plan and coordinate all aspects of the production such as the direction, publication and financing. Producers oversee the production and manage all technical and logistic aspects of recording and editing.
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- Copyright legislation
Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.
- Project management
Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.
- Marketing principles
The principles of managing the relationship between consumers and products or services for the purpose of increasing sales and improving advertising techniques.
- Develop professional network
Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.
- Assess financial viability
Revise and analyse financial information and requirements of projects such as their budget appraisal, expected turnover, and risk assessment for determining the benefits and costs of the project. Assess if the agreement or project will redeem its investment, and whether the potential profit is worth the financial risk.
- Manage staff
Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.
- Analyse a script
Break down a script by analysing the dramaturgy, form, themes and structure of a script. Conduct relevant research if necessary.
- Apply strategic thinking
Apply generation and effective application of business insights and possible opportunities, in order to achieve competitive business advantage on a long-term basis.
- Manage budgets
Plan, monitor and report on the budget.
- Consult with production director
Consult with the director, producer and clients throughout the production and post-production process.
Optional knowledge and skillsimplement strategic planning identify music with commercial potential negotiate with artists negotiate publishing rights supervise sales activities audiovisual equipment plan marketing strategy make film shooting schedule ensure fulfilment of legal requirements work with video and motion picture production team negotiate exploitation rights types of audiovisual formats promote music attend read-through work with motion picture editing team record multi-track sound carry out interviews to select artistic team members perform market research use audio reproduction software supervise sound production accounting techniques perform project management liaise with financiers operate an audio mixing console calculate production costs implement marketing strategies hire background musicians tax legislation take artistic vision into account coordinate activities in audio recording studio select scripts financial jurisdiction film production process sales activities direct distribution operations work with playwrights edit scripts audiovisual products carry out auditions prepare government funding dossiers manage sound quality project management principles search for a suitable location
Source: Sisyphus ODB