Film Producer
Pierre Sarraf

About the job:

What you do

As a Film Producer, your job can vary depending on whether you are producing your own film idea or you are managing the production of someone else's film. Regardless, you are responsible for all aspects of a film production from creating the budget,  finding the team to editing and creating the finished film. If you are creating your own film, you must also create the script, get funding for the idea, and market the film when it's finished. 

The tough stuff

As a Film Producer, you may have to:

  • Manage large teams
  • Work on a single film for a long time
  • Keep team members motivated
  • Scramble to meet deadlines
The cool stuff

As a Film Producer, you may get to:

  • Work on potentially award-winning films
  • Meet great public figures in your industry
Typical work hours
  • 40-100 hours per week
  • 30-40% nights & weekends

As a film producer, when you are producing a film, you have very irregular work hours. You might wake up very early, stay up late, and work long weekends.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Economics/Business
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Good With Numbers
  • Time Management
  • Planning & Organization
  • Leadership Skills
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Bachelor’s Degree In Film Studies, Multimedia, or Business
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

One time on a shoot, a simple mistake meant the lead actor had a motorcycle crash. How would you cope? Watch the Nooreed Insider Interview with Pierre Sarraf and see if you have the patience and stamina to be a Film Producer!


Pierre Sarraf is a Producer and Partner at "Né à Beyrouth" Films. Pierre is known for the films Circumstance, Go Home, and most recently, for co-producing Capharnaum.  

Production is hard to learn just from university, Pierre says you’ll get the basics there, but you’ll learn a lot from experience on the ground.