Producers, directors, choreographers and related

Producers, directors, choreographers and related

NOC
5131

- Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

Oversee and control the technical and artistic aspects of film, television, video game, radio, dance and theatre productions.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

19
 

Median Hourly Wage

$25.00
$15.38
Low
$41.43
High

Median Salary

$45,886
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

220
 

% Working Full Time

94%
 

% Working Full Year

94%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes producers, directors, choreographers and others who oversee and control the technical and artistic aspects of film, television, video game, radio, dance and theatre productions. They are employed by film production companies, radio and television stations, video game companies, broadcast departments, advertising companies, sound recording studios, record production companies and dance companies. They may also be self-employed.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Film, radio, television and video game producers plan, organize and control the various stages and scheduling involved in the production of presentations, motion pictures, television shows and radio programs; engage directors and other production personnel and supervise all technical personnel, and determine the treatment, scope and scheduling of production; maintain production archives, negotiate royalties and may plan and control the budget pertaining to a particular production.
  • Directors interpret scripts and direct the mise-en-sc?ne; select and direct the actors, extras and technical crew; advise the cast and crew on the interpretation and delivery of the performance; direct rehearsals, filmings, broadcasts and performances; and confer with crew and specialists throughout production and post-production to achieve desired presentation.
  • Choreographers create dances for film, theatre and television performances that convey stories, ideas and moods, and direct rehearsals for dancers to achieve desired interpretation.
  • Art directors plan, organize and direct the artistic aspects of motion pictures, video games, stage productions and television shows by overseeing the design of sets, costumes, furnishings and props to create portrayals of period and setting.
  • Film editors edit motion picture film and arrange film segments into sequences to achieve continuity and desired dramatic, comedic and thematic effects.
  • Record producers plan and co-ordinate the production of musical recordings, direct musicians and singers during rehearsals and recordings and manage technicians involved in duplicating, dubbing and mastering of recordings.
  • Directors of photography co-ordinate and direct the photography of motion pictures, supervise camera operators and other crews and determine lighting, lenses, camera angles, backgrounds and other elements to achieve desired visual effect.

Also Known As

  • artistic director - motion picture
  • choreographer
  • cyber-choreographer
  • director - motion picture
  • director of photography
  • filmmaker
  • multimedia audio producer
  • producer - performing arts
  • producer-director
  • radio producer
  • record producer
  • stage director - performing arts
  • technical director - broadcasting
  • television producer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

Producers, directors and film editors

  • A university degree or college diploma in the performing arts, broadcasting, journalism, business administration, theatre production or film studies and Experience in a technical or production occupation in motion pictures, broadcasting or theatre are usually required.

Choreographers

  • A university degree or college diploma in dance, or a period of study at a school of dance and Extensive training with a dance company are usually required.

Record producers

  • A university degree or college diploma in music or the recording arts and Experience in a technical or production occupation in the recording arts are usually required.

Directors of photography

  • A university degree or college diploma in film studies or cinematography and Experience in camera operation or another technical occupation in video or motion picture production are usually required.
  • Demonstrated creative ability is required for all occupations in this unit group.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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13.9%
Female
86.1%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
16.2%
25-34
35.1%
35-44
27.0%
45-54
13.5%
55-64
8.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
21.6%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
40.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
37.8%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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74.4%
Information and cultural industries
7.7%
Professional, scientific and technical services
7.7%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
10.3%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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13.90%
Northeast
44.40%
Southeast
13.90%
Southwest
22.20%
Central
5.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
$55,362
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
$40,679
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$45,886

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$55,402

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$45,886

Newfoundland

$55,293

Prince Edward Island

$38,867

Nova Scotia

$38,571

Canada

$45,313
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

19
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

23
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

49
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-32
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

81