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

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Chapter 14

Further Preparation for the Shoot

As the date for commencement of filming draws closer, so items which seemed less important a few days or weeks before begin to press for attention. Insurances, crew contracts, health and safety and all the other pieces of information which need to be given to the unit and cast have to be finalized.

Insurances

Recently a well-respected producer was approached by a colleague and asked what insurances might be needed by a production. After some discussion the producer was prompted to ask his colleague when the production was scheduled to begin shooting. The colleague replied that they were already into their third week! At the bare minimum this is already 4 weeks too late and the colleague was lucky to ...

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