1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2536-13 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)

Interprets and approves selection of scripts, and directs and instructs cast and crew in the filming or performance of productions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • oversights creative aspects of film, television, radio or stage productions
  • consults with Media Producer about aims of production content and detail and commercial considerations
  • confers with other specialists to develop script, costumes and scenery designs, choreography, sound and lighting effects, and filming techniques
  • explains parts to cast and articulates desired interpretation and meaning
  • schedules and directs rehearsals
  • coordinates the activities of production and technical staff
  • supervises editing and final mix

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