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Film and Television Directors

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There are approximately 152,400 directors and producers employed in the United States. Film and television directors usually work on a freelance or contractual basis. Directors find work, for example, with film studios (both major and independent), at television stations and cable networks, through advertising agencies, with record companies, and through the creation of their own independent film projects. About 20 percent of directors and producers work as freelancers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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