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TrendWatch Fast Fact: Finding The Right People

More U.S. production companies challenged by finding qualified videographers and editors By Jim Whittington, TrendWatch Inc.
TrendWatch logoIn this weekly quick feature, TrendWatch founding partner Jim Whittington offers you interesting factoids based on market research from the broadcast and graphics industries. This week, see how the industry is on a sometimes fruitless search for the "right people" to populate their production companies and studios.

Fact: 51% of production companies cite "finding qualified employees" as top challenge in 2005

Why should you care?
The industry continues to wrestle with finding the right people and in some cases, finding enough of them. More production companies than most other types of studios are feeling the heat of getting the right employees on board. Over six out of ten production companies that do work for episodic television, made-for-TV movies and feature films have this problem. This challenge affects over seven out of ten of the larger production companies. If you're a client who has hired a production company for one of your projects, be sure they have enough people on staff to meet your project's needs. If you are a videographer, editor, sales rep or producer looking to jump ship, hooking up with a production company may be just the ticket needed for your ride.

-- Excerpted from the TrendWatch Visual Effects/Dynamic Media Report - Issue #5, Summer 2004 and TrendWatch survey databases


These market facts are based on original TrendWatch market research with executives and business owners in the TV/Broadcast and visual effects industries. You can  reach the TrendWatch Partners, Jim Whittington and Dr. Joseph Webb via e-mail at, or visit  the company's Web site at

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