The director and his family

Film directors possess a unique blend of leadership skills that help them manage a production team, creative skills that help them conceive and execute their artistic intentions and technical skills that help them interact with cast and crew from every department. Even though they may not appear in front of the camera, the director is one of the most important people on a film set. They do more than shout “action” and “cut” behind the scenes—they’re the person who determines the creative vision and makes all of the film’s biggest decisions. Learn more about what a director does during every step of the production process and get tips on how to break into the business if you’re an aspiring director.