Sunday, June 21, 2009

Question 110: I am always amused when you say everyone needs to know directors. I'm a director. Who do I need to know to get work?

Everyone. See question June 18th. That said, you specifically need to know the people who hire you. That differs from medium and budget range.

Studio Films: By the time you're being hired for studio films, you'll already know the people you need to know.
Indie Films: Independent Producers, or anyone who will give you money to direct your own film.
Commercials: Commercial Production companies. Many big ones have in-house directors. Advertising Agency Execs.
Television: Executive Producers, Network executives, UPMs, Line Producers

And of course, get yourself some director mentors!

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