The entire production process of a film can take over a year. When the movie is in the production phase, the director is going to be very busy and will probably not have a lot of time to spend with family and friends. However, there is some balance. When the movie is in post-production and the director just has to oversee, he or she might find that there is a lot of spare time.
There is often a lot of pressure in the work environment of a movie director. The directors need to make most of the decisions; therefore, the success of the movie depends on them. Furthermore, many directors have to hop from one job to the next. While they are working on one movie, they need to be looking for their next movie. Additionally, many directors have another job in addition in order to support themselves. When on a job, a director’s schedule can vary considerably. For example, he or she might work for 10 hours on Monday and then an entirely different set of hours on Tuesday. It is not rare for a film director to work on weekends, evenings and holidays.
By 2020, the industry is expected to have grown by 11 percent, which is around the average rate for all jobs. One of the reasons why this industry will continue to grow is that movies are continually becoming more popular.