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NOC 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

Example Titles
art director – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
artistic director – motion picture
assistant director
assistant director – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
audiovisual (AV) producer
broadcasting director
broadcasting producer
broadcasting sports director
casting director
director – motion picture
director – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
director of photography
film director
film editor
film producer
floor director – performing arts
motion picture director
motion picture producer
motion picture production director
movie director
movie producer
multimedia audio producer
performing arts artistic director
producer – performing arts
production designer – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
production director – motion picture
program director – broadcasting
radio director
radio producer
record producer
recording director
stage director – performing arts
stage producer
technical director – broadcasting
technical director – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
technical producer
technical producer – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
television director
television director-producer
television producer
VFX project manager
video director
video game art director
video game producer
video games project manager
video illustrator – multimedia work
video maker
video producer
visual effects producer
visual effects project manager
visual effects technical director – motion pictures

Lead statement
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.


Interpret scripts and direct the mise-en-scène; 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.


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.

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