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The Business of Entertainment: Career Pathways in Executive Production

Mardi, 3 août, 2021 18:00à19:00

Dreaming of a career in executive production? Whether you aspire to manage creative endeavours in film, television, live shows, events, festivals or video games, you need more than creative talent and skill. Executive producers must be able to develop a vision, inspire and motivate a team, secure funding, negotiate deals, manage intellectual property, and successfully market their projects to the public. They must master the business side of entertainment.

If you’re aiming for the executive producer's chair, then our upcoming online info session is for you. Led by Executive Producer and McGill Faculty Lecturer Sylvain Gauthier, you’ll join professionals from across creative sectors for an information session on topics such as:

  • Why demand for creative professionals with skills in executive production is up
  • 9 types of organizations hiring executive producers (and some you might not expect)
  • The fastest growing creative sectors and hottest industries for jobs
  • Key creative industries seeing the fastest growth and the hottest sectors for jobs
  • 7 key skills every executive producer needs
  • Doorways to international careers and the capabilities needed to manage creative projects abroad

Then we will dive in to McGill's Professional Development Certificate in Executive Production in Creative Industries and explore how this unique evening and weekend program can help you advance your career on the business side of entertainment and prepare you for opportunities in this fast-evolving field.

We will topics such as:

  • Program length and schedule
  • Learning outcomes and skills you can expect to build
  • Curriculum and courses
  • Specializations you can choose
  • Approach to learning and teaching
  • Remote delivery format
  • Admission requirements
  • Continuing Education Credits (CEUs/PDUs)
  • Tuition and fees
  • How to apply




For more information on this event or McGill's Executive Production program, contact us at pd.conted [at]

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