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Producing and Production Management

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

•  Who is a producer, and what does this person do?

•  What is preproduction paperwork, and why is it needed?

•  What are the laws, restrictions, and ethics of production?

•  What is production management?

INTRODUCTION

A producer is often the only key member of the production team who guides a project through all phases of production, from preproduction planning through postproduction editing and distribution. A producer initiates a project by drafting a proposal, obtaining financial support, assembling the necessary personnel, and then managing and overseeing the entire production process. He or she also ensures that the completed project reaches its target audience and satisfies ...

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