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Filmmaking by Jason Tomaric

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CHAPTER 16

Craft Services and Catering

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INTRODUCTION

The cast and crew of any movie will tell you that second to being paid, the availability of good food on set is the most important aspect of a movie production. Especially if the project is a low-budget project and the cast and crew are volunteering their time, providing craft services and catering is essential not only to keep everyone’s energy up, but also to maintain positive morale on set.

It’s standard industry practice to provide a meal every six hours. Although larger-budget movies hire ...

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