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Director (Film Television Radio Stage)

Kaihautū (Kiriata Pouaka Whakaata Irirangi Whakaari)

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Directors instruct cast and crew and oversee the artistic and production aspects of film, television, radio and stage creations.


Pay rates for directors vary depending on your ability, experience, and what type of work you do.

Source: Directors and Editors Guild of NZ, 2018

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a director are poor due to strong competition for limited vacancies.
A director shows a steadicam operator how they want a scene to be shot

Directors determine how a production is to be filmed (Image: Simon Graf)

Last updated 17 May 2018