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Production Management for Film and Video, 3rd Edition by Richard Gates

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Chapter 1

The Production Manager

In the film world it has been said that if you earn money it is an industry but if you lose money it is an art form.

Whatever the truth of this assertion regarding films, and the industry as a whole, there not be no doubt that for every production there is the business of making the film or programme and this is the business of the production manager.

It is the job of the production manager, to run or manage the production. This means that the production manager has to ensure that all the material that is needed for a production is available, from the most exotic location to the street around the corner, from the largest set to the smallest prop, and this material is available at the right times, at the right ...

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