The job of a directors’ representative (or directors’ rep) is to build a roster of directing talent and grow relationships with potential new clients. If they work for a particular company or studio, they will be expected to spread the word for them, as well as managing their own existing network of contacts. Their day-to-day will involve regular meetings, screenings and constant scouting for new talent and potential new collaborations – online or otherwise – keeping a finger on the creative pulse at all times. Their work may take them on-set, but this may primarily be to advise executive producer, and offer a second opinion to the director and other key creatives on a production. Crossing over with the new business arm of a production company or agency, they might also manage relationships with industry press, identifying PR opportunities.
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