"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."
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.
"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."
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.
Have you ever taken a position in a company you regretted?
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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."
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.
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.