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Producing for TV and Video by Cathrine Kellison

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The definition of a producer: An idealist, a realist, a practical dreamer, a sophisticated gambler, and a stage-struck child.

—Oscar Hammerstein

images What Does a TV Producer Really Do?

This Chapter’s Talking Points

I. The TV Producer’s Domain
II. Defining a TV Producer
III. The TV Producer’s Roles
IV. Titles and Job Descriptions of TV Producers
V. The Need for People Skills
VI. Summary
VII. Chapter Review Questions

I. The TV Producer’s Domain

Television in the 21st century both mirrors and shapes the global village. And like the “real world” that television reaches out to, TV brims with possibilities and real challenges. The role ...

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