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“Hollywood has always been a cage . . . a cage to catch our dreams.” —John Huston
While this chapter focuses solely on the physical side of production, the information it contains is useful for anyone in the industry (agents, managers, distributors, composers, attorneys, etc.). Because the more you understand about how a production office is set up and run and how a set functions, the more knowledgeable you’ll be about the business in general and the more effective you’ll be at dealing with the people who reside in production offices and on sets as they relate to you and your work. You’ll also come to realize that at one time or another, most facets of the industry intersect with one another.
The Production Office ...