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Directors (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) interpret and approve selection of scripts, and direct and instruct cast and crew during filming, recording or performance of productions.


  • studies scripts and scenarios to determine theme and setting
  • assesses locations and staging requirements for productions in association with specialist designers
  • oversees creative aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions.


  • stressful.

To become a Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)

  • You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage). While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen and media, drama, radio or stage production may be useful.

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