Chapter 15

Working with the Post Supervisor

There is a tremendous amount of work that continues after you hand in your director’s cut and before the final version gets delivered to the network for airing. Knowing what happens may not make you a significantly better director, but we think you should have a working knowledge of the sequence and respect for the skilled people who do it. We mentioned in the previous chapter that you have creative rights. But practically speaking, you will see that television postproduction is really the producer’s domain and most producers exercise their control over all of it.

The network that is spending the money is not just buying a one-time product; it is buying a sustainable product that will hopefully last ...

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