Being a TV producer is about being in situations that are far from ideal, test your patience and call upon you to work with diverse people. No two days are the same, no show is the same and everything is fluid. It can give you tremendous highs and lows that truly test you. TV production implies operations – from putting together teams, making budgets, tracking execution and costs.
What do they do?
You start as a production assistant and work yourself up to positions of a production controller and production head. If one arm of TV is creative, the other is production. Each needs the other and the two must work together in total sync. If you like to go deep, then you tend to focus on a single show. A head of production oversees many shows
- You need to be cool under pressure, have a personality that’s as comfortable dealing with spot boys as with Bollywood actors, treating both sets of people with equal courtesy and respect, while keeping an eye on the clock.
- You have to be closely connected with other departments such as the creative team, directors, set and costume designers, and actors,” says Rajan Shahi, whose production house Director’s Kut has produced shows for channels such as Sony and Star Plus.
How do I get there?
A degree or diploma that teaches you the nuances of film and TV production will come in handy.