Production Assistants

Production assistants perform a variety of support tasks for film, television, and video producers and other staff members. They must be prepared to help out everywhere, ensuring that daily operations run as smoothly as possible. Some production assistants may perform substantive jobs, such as reviewing scripts, but others may primarily run errands. They must be willing to work hard and keep long hours at times, since tight production schedules require full days. An agreeable temperament and willingness to follow instructions and perform simple tasks are very important skills for work in this field.


Quick Facts
Duties Perform a variety of support tasks for film, television, and video producers and other staff members
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $50,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Any geographic area
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Business
  • Theater/Dance
Experience No previous experience is required
Skills
  • Drawing/Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Organized
  • Social
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Director or Producer
  • Assistant Director or Associate Producer
  • Line Producer
  • Camera Operator
  • Production Assistant

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