When you’re wondering if you can shift your focus from producing at the local bar…
Where can an Independent Comedy Producer go next?
As an independent comedy producer, you accumulate skills and responsibilities that can start them on the road to paid careers in the established arts industry — theatre, television & film.
|Artistic Director||putting together the collection of shows, developing show concepts and calendar (format, venue, date, budget, hiring the director/coach)|
|Director||putting together the talent (who performs in the show, managing their needs) and lifting the show concept off the page|
|Booker||putting together the guests (openers, hosts, guest appearances, the running order, the cancellations, managing their needs)|
|Production Manager||putting together the off stage talent (tech people and software, costumes, props, managing their needs)|
|Marketing Manager||putting together the marketing strategy (selling the show) and promotional tactics (reminding people to show up, spotlight the show and the talent)|
|House Manager||taking care of the audience (who appreciates talent)|
|Merchandise Manager||getting the merchandise in front of the audience (who wears what)|
|Financial Manager||you may not be a financial institution but you are often The Wallet (who gets paid)|
You could also transfer your skills into office roles in the corporate sector, if you’re looking for work outside the arts industry.