Careers in Film and Television Production
Work in the film and television industry involves a variety of skills: producing, writing, manually constructing and tearing down production sets, operating cameras, and editing sound and picture. At the core of the industry are opportunities for people who are stimulated by creative work and driven to be behind-the-scenes players in the entertainment industry and documentary filmmaking. Because film is a highly attractive career field, competition for jobs can be intense. Film work also tends to be regional, with major metropolitan areas, such as Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, offering more opportunity than others.
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) collects data about the state’s workforce. These data include information about the number of people employed in the field, job outlook, and wage information. The California EDD predicts for the period 2008-2018 the number of openings for producers and directors to increase by over 22% and film and video editors to increase by 9%. For more detailed information about positions in the film production field, check the California Occupational Guide for the occupations listed below: http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides/Search.aspx.
Necessary Education and Skills for Career Success
Contact: Margaret Bdzil