Rates vary depending on experience and the type of production.The Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) has information on current pay guidelines. TV and film directors lead the creative and technical production for cinema and television. Another way to break into directing is to make your own films. You might work in a film or TV studio, or on location. Salary: Variable average per year Hours: Variable per week You’ll need experience of working in TV or film, and an in-depth understanding of the production process.