Movie Production Job Hierarchy

A movie production company is a kind of a company which deals with all the aspects of making a movie or a film. The company not only provides funds for direction, sound, music, actions, props, actors and other such things but also manages location, filming, crew and other aspects.

A movie production company thus has a lot of people working at different positions but in a team. They are divided in different departments to ensure that all tasks run smoothly and the work is completed on time and within the designated budget. In order to simplify tasks and distribute responsibilities, a movie production company follows a hierarchical structure.

The following is a detailed account of the hierarchy of movie production jobs and the different departments involved.

Movie production job hierarchy

Administrative Level Jobs

The first and highest level of jobs in a movie production business is the administrative level jobs. These are the primary heads behind making a movie and are responsible for planning, organizing and getting the execution done.  These are the decision makers who also handle the monetary aspect of the business.  The following are some of the main job positions within the administrative level of the movie production jobs:

  • CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
  • CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
  • Director of Film Company
  • Production head
  • Chief Film  Officer
  • Creative Director
  • Chief Finance Officer
  • General Film  Manager
  • Film  Company Manager
  • Art Director
  • Section Editor
  • Film  Branch Manager
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Assistant Film Manager
  • Chief Film  Executive
  • Fashion Designer

Executive Level

The next level that comes in the business of movie production is the executive level.  This is the level of workers who are responsible for taking care of the entire team and giving instructions to everyone as far as the role and responsibilities are concerned. These individuals handle a variety of tasks based on their job title. For example, the photographer head leads the team of photographers whereas the copywriter leads the team of writers. The following are the job positions within this field.

  • Film Administrator
  • Production Artist
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Program Coordinator
  • Reporter Representative
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Concept Development Manager
  • Film  Information Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Film  Technical Supervisor
  • Photographer Head
  • Film  Information Officer
  • Assistant Director

Operational Level

The operational level staff of a movie production business is those individuals who work on the sets and on the field and take orders from those above them. They are present on the field everyday and must be regular with what they do. The following are the main job positions within this level.

  • Film  Information Assistant
  • Social Film  Specialist
  • Web development expert
  • Technical Writer
  • Assistant Photographer
  • Stage Hand
  • Relationship Manager
  • Film  Analyst
  • Senior Film  Associates
  • Film  Mentor
  • Choreographer
  • Director of Photography
  • Film Editor
  • Marketing Officer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Stunt Team
  • Film  Associate
  • Trainee
  • Supportive Staff
  • Crew Members
  • Spot boy
  • Security Team