The pre production stage is the first stage of any programme. This is when the planning and preparation that is needed to actually make the programme is done.
Pre production is very important and will usually take up nearly three quarters of the total time between getting a request to make a programme and its final delivery to the client.
This is the time that will need all your communication and management skills. Apart from designing and writing the programme you will have to meet people, negotiate with them, look after them, plan every last detail of the actual shooting and editing and be able to work out budgets and costs so that you offer a fair product for a fair price and make a fair profit.
Every time you go through this ...