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Basics of Video Production, 2nd Edition by Graham Swainson, Des Lyver

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2   The director’s team

The very core of the production is the director and her or his team. Every programme must have a Director. Most will have a Production Assistant. Many will have a Producer. Some bigger, more complex, more expensive programmes will have an Executive Producer. What do these people do and how do their roles interlock?

In simple summary the Director is the person who makes the decisions necessary to execute a programme. The PA is the person who provides administrative, and organizational support, and who, in rehearsal and recording, provides everyone with timing and script information. The Producer is the person with overall management and legal responsibility for the programme.

The Executive Producer is the person who ensures ...

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