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Costume Shop Manager

The costume shop manager is a logistical supervisor who collaborates closely with the costume designer to oversee the fabrication and fit of all garments for theatrical productions, as well as film and television shows. This person does not participate in constructing costumes, but is responsible for overseeing the shop staff and ensuring that wardrobe is delivered on budget and in a timely manner.

General Manager

Once a producer has secured the rights for a theatrical show or other live event production, his or her next step is to hire a general manager. This person oversees all aspects of mounting a production on behalf of the producer, particularly the business and financial concerns.

Product Placement Manager

Product placement—otherwise known as embedded marketing or brand integration—is the practice of plugging a consumer product or trademarked brand into movies, TV shows, music videos or songs, video games and the like. The makers of consumer goods often employ product placement managers, also known as brand advocates, to pursue brand integration opportunities and field requests for use by product placement executives at entertainment companies.

Product Placement Executive

Product placement executives are the individuals employed by entertainment companies like film studios and record labels to field requests for embedded marketing—otherwise known as product placement or brand integration—in films, television shows, video games, music videos, and albums. It also falls to the product placement executive to secure clearances for trademarked goods that his or her company wishes to mention or feature in the entertainment production. 

Product Placement Agent

Ever wonder why James Bond drives an Aston Martin in one film, a BMW in another and an Audi in the next? The answer lies in product placement. Working for a third-party advertising agency, the product placement agent represents corporate clients in an endeavor to secure embedded marketing opportunities for a product in entertainment vehicles like films, television shows, music, video games, and live events.

Stage Automation Technician

Traditionally, scenery was flown in from above the stage or pushed on from the wings, but now, on automated shows, one individual behind a console can accomplish the work previously done by several fly men and stagehands. This has also been a field dominated by men, but more and more women are expanding into the areas of automation and rigging.

Stage Automation Engineer

To accomplish the fantastic feat of a flying car in that stage version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, or rotating and tilting the 50-ton Sand/Cliff Deck in , theatrical productions rely on sophisticated technology and the skills of a stage automation engineer.

Showrunner

Showrunner is more a title and a set of responsibilities given to one of the executive producers, less a completely different job. This person may be credited as the executive producer, creator, or writer-producer; in any case, his or her duty is to maintain the integrity of the overall canon of the series and keep the writing staff on task and on message.

Story Editor

If you’ve survived your tenure as a television staff writer with only minimal injuries to your ego and self-esteem, the next level is the honor and prestige of becoming a story editor. In actuality, it’s a minor step up, but does include a couple of notable perks.

Cirque du Soleil

The small group of street performers including Guy Laliberté, Daniel Gauthier, and Gilles Ste-Croix that began in Quebec almost 30 years ago has grown to employ more than 3,000 people from more than 40 countries. Now one of the largest touring companies in the world, Cirque du Soleil has produced more than two dozen shows and continues to expand its quirky and distinctive brand.