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Top 25 Production Director Interview Questions

Question 1 of 26
Why do you want to become a production director?
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Question 2 of 26
How would you describe your leadership skills?
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The candidate should describe their previous experience as a leader, and their ability to take command of a production and lead the entire team to success. They should talk about what they believe makes a good leader.

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"I find that my best leadership skills are that I am understanding yet demanding. I try to push my team to do the best work they can, and understanding when things do not go perfectly right, but I also push them to do better next time and get them excited to succeed."
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Question 3 of 26
How do you take charge of a situation?
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A production director should be someone who fixes any and all problems on set, and should be able to take control when things go awry. The candidate should talk about their experience fixing situations that have gone wrong and discussing the ways in which they consider themselves a successful fix-it person on the job.

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"I take charge of a situation both in my personal life and professional life when I want things to go the right way. I find the best way to fix something is as soon as you see the problem, and in the workplace I will be respectful to those working on the production, yet any mistakes I will use as a teaching lesson for everyone so it doesn't happen again."
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Question 4 of 26
Have you ever taken a position in a company you regretted?
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While many people believe it is important to leave the past in the past, the hiring manager may want to know a little more about the candidate and what they were doing before this job interview. The candidate may talk about any previous positions they have taken and why they were either not successful at it, or why they did not like it. They should find a way to circle back to why they ultimately decided to pick this career as their passion.

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"I regret taking a position in college as an on-air talent. I find that I am best behind the scenes, instead of directly in the production. While I am glad I learned what it is like to be talent in the production, which helps me to relate to them, I probably embarrassed myself on stage and I much prefer being behind the curtain."
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Question 5 of 26
How would you describe yourself in five words?
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Question 6 of 26
In what ways do you try to improve a production on the set?
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Question 7 of 26
How do you manage a relationship between management and production staff?
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Question 8 of 26
What is an example of a time you made a mistake on the job and how did you remedy it?
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Question 9 of 26
Have you progressed in your career as you expected?
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Question 10 of 26
Who is your inspiration in this career field?
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Author of Production Director Answers and Questions

Christina Erne
Christina Erne is a meteorologist and a journalist at News 10 ABC in Albany, NY. Beginning her career as a reporter, she worked her way up the ranks of local television, learning the ins and outs of all possible jobs in the field, from technical support, to weather staff.
First written on: 08/10/2017
Last modified on: 07/01/2018

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Question 11 of 26
What is your experience with technical directions on set?
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Question 12 of 26
Do you consider yourself someone who deals well with stress?
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Question 13 of 26
What are your benefits expectations?
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Question 14 of 26
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 15 of 26
What skills do you have that make you a good fit for a production director?
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Question 16 of 26
Why do you think you are a good fit for this position?
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Question 17 of 26
What is your favorite production you have worked with in the past?
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Question 18 of 26
What is part of the production director career do you find most difficult?
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Question 19 of 26
What do you hope to learn from this job?
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Question 20 of 26
What unique skills set you apart from other candidates?
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Question 21 of 26
What part of the career do you find the most rewarding?
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Question 22 of 26
How do you work as part of a team?
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Question 23 of 26
In what ways do you advance a production?
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Question 24 of 26
What previous experience do you have directing an entire production?
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Question 25 of 26
Why is this job right for you at this time?
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Question 26 of 26
How well do you work with quick changes?
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About Production Director

August 18th, 2017

A production director is responsible for managing any kind of production, and giving specific and direct cues to everyone involved in a play, movie, show, or theatrical production. A director must have a good understanding of all kinds of directions they must give to all parties involved in the production, including giving direction to talent, artists, sound coordinators, and more. They are also responsible for making creative decisions for the production.

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