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A&R Executive

The A&R (Artists and Repertoire) executive’s main focus is finding new artists and building a label’s repertoire, but the full scope their responsibilities are far greater. The A&R executive must maintain the balance of art and business. He or she should be an ally to the artist within the record label, but is an employee of the record company whose career is tied to the success or failure of the talent on their roster.

Tour Manager

A major concert tour is a huge undertaking. Moving a small army of performers, crew, support staff and gear across the country and the world requires great attention to detail, organization, and planning. The tour manager is responsible for keeping the show on the road and running smoothly. Logistical concerns like finance, accommodations, transportation, promotions, and merchandise all fall in the tour manager’s domain. The tour manager holds the paychecks, the room keys, and the phone number for late-night Chinese take-out in Kansas City—and always remembers where the bus is parked.

Stage Manager

The stage manager is the right hand of the director through pre-production and rehearsal. With the curtain ready to go up, the director moves on to the next project and the stage manager is left to ensure the creative integrity of the show. After the director has left the show in his or her capable hands, both the cast and crew now answer to the stage manager.

Script Supervisor

A lack of continuity in a film or TV episode can be incredibly distracting to the audience. If you have a keen eye, you may notice certain inconsistencies. For example, in Dark Knight the banner on the building that is the scene of Batman and Joker’s final standoff first reads “DAVIS,” then in a later shot has changed to “BOVIS.” Some mistakes are more obvious, like when an actor is wearing glasses in one shot and then the glasses mysteriously disappear in the next. These flubs happen because separate takes of a scene may be shot and re-shot days or weeks apart.

Casting Director

Good casting is often the make-or-break ingredient between a box-office flop and a ratings hit. To put together that magic blend of actors and actresses, studios rely on the services of a casting director. Though big names like Angelina Jolie and George Clooney rarely have to go through the extensive casting process that unknowns endure, casting directors are responsible for casting every role from the lead to “Girl on Train” or a herd of extras.

Booking Agent

The talent booking business comprises two major segments: the promoters who buy the act and the agents who sell it. A promoter represents the venue and sponsors, while the booking agent represents the artists and their management.