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5 Essential Takeaways of an Executive Producer at UpGrad

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5 Essential Takeaways of an Executive Producer at UpGrad

Being an Executive Producer at UpGrad has its ebbs and flows. Here are some key takeaways with essential visual aid.

One does not simply produce videos


To make the uninitiated understand the process of video production we usually take them along the different sub-divisions in the production department. The exhaustive tour gives them an idea of the number of people involved in the process and adds a bit of gravitas to the entire system.

Why do we need so much equipment?


This is not equipment. This is actually part of a very deviously devised alien technology. And you, my friend, will be sitting right in the middle of it. Remember the mummies of Egypt?
This studio will be your pyramid.    
What is the Biggest Form of Job Satisfaction?

Just so you know, I know people!


The best thing about working in education is that you get to meet interesting people. From renowned academicians to the bigwigs of the Industry. So if you know anyone who has suddenly disappeared, well they might be sleeping with the fishes.

I too like to Live Dangerously


Working for an organisation, that deals with education technology, is highly challenging. It is not the work that is challenging but the nerds you interact with on a daily basis. It’s like Revenge of the Nerds on repeat. Like the Night of Living Nerd every morning. A great example of the quips that scathe my soul every day is as follows:
‘Would you like to hear a joke about potassium?’
‘K’.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1What are the roles and responsibilities of an Executive Producer?

The job of an Executive Producer is varied and dynamic. They need to take care of a vast number of things in order to bring a vision to life. Their job starts with creating the scripts for the program they are working on, such as web series, television shows, news, etc. They also give suggestions and come up with ideas in order to make the programme unique. Their job also includes hiring appropriate staff, including directors, video editors, choreographers, the cast, etc. They make sure the team achieves the best quality within the budget available. Furthermore, they ensure that the entire operation is run smoothly and there is coordination between the departments.

2What is the average salary of an Executive Producer?

Executive Producers are a vital part of the programs they are working on, such as movies, news, television, etc. They shoulder various responsibilities relating to finance, budgeting, hiring, etc. Their contribution to any program is enormous, so they receive handsome salaries. The estimated average pay of an Executive Producer is around INR 10.22 LPA. This number varies according to job location, experience, and the brand or company they are working with.

3What skill do you need to become an Executive Producer?

The job of an Executive Producer is dynamic in nature. Every new project brings with it a different set of learnings and experiences. To make every project successful, they need specific skills such as proficient knowledge of media production, which is one of the basic requirements of the field. They should also have excellent leadership skills as they need to coordinate the activities of different professionals such as directors, choreographers, video editors, etc. Furthermore, they should have a keen attention to detail as the program needs to be perfect before being rolled out to the public. Basic skills like communication, empathy, and time management are also a must for an Executive Producer.

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