The director is the person that directs the movie and everyone involving in it. He will be in charge for a lot of things and the movie will be what he wants it to be with the agreement of the producers. A movie director is a hard job. It’s very demanding and stressful and with long hours.
It’s also very competitive because there are so many directors out there trying to get a job. In order to be competitive you have to have more education and more experiences and know more people in the industry. Sometimes it’s all about who you know too. If you’re good friends with a lot of producers then they will give you a chance when they need a director. I have seen how it works.
Some actors will work with the same director over and over again or with certain producers over and over again. This is because they know each other’s work and they can count on each other more. The nature of movie making is so versatile that you really need a stable team all the time so that all can go as plan. In Hollywood they change location and crew all the time and as often as every two days.
It’s fast pace and tiring. The average hours of a director are about 17 hours a day. How do you get enough sleep with 17 hours a day. They then have to wake up around 5 or 6am the next day. This is how many film crew works. They work for very long hours day after day and then they get the weekend off and head to Vegas. They then come back and work long hours and sleepless nights again.
Although it’s hard work, it’s rewarding with high income, prestige, and just pure fun traveling to different location and filming. You’ll get to go all over the world if this is what you love. It can be hard to manage a family and being a director. There have been many problems with actors and film crew when it comes to managing career and family.