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IFP/Los Angeles Independent Filmmaker's Manual, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Nicole Laloggia, Eden H. Wurmfeld

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8PRODUCTION

“Production—it’s like going to war. You’re dealing with a group of people that’s like the size of a platoon. Everybody knows what they have to do. You get in, you get out, you make home wherever it is. You have to deal with what the situation throws you, and it’s very stressful, and you can’t sleep at night. And the more involved you are with the outcome of it, the more twisted up you are inside.”

—Jon Favreau, on Swingers

During production, the line producer monitors both the set and the office, staying on top of all details and operations. It is the line producer’s responsibility to ensure constant communication between the office and the set; that is, he or she instructs the office about the set’s needs, and vice versa. This ...

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