Director (Film Television Radio Stage)

Kaihautū (Kiriata Pouaka Whakaata Irirangi Whakaari)

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


Pay for directors varies widely and largely depends on whether they work in film, television, radio or stage.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a director are poor because the film, television, radio and stage industry in New Zealand is small, and few paid, full-time jobs are available.
One man and two women rehearsing on stage

A director working with actors during a play rehearsal

Last updated 9 June 2017