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Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film by Paula Landry

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Chapter One

Schedule and Budget Basics

QUESTION: What is Production Management?

ANSWER: The planning, organizing and managing of the resources and actions required to successfully create a film from a concept or script.

imageEvery film is constructed: the result of a careful combination of resources (AKA: places, people and equipment), with the common goal of shooting footage that can be edited together to tell a story. Even documentaries and reality television are created, and creation requires planning.

Production management is that preparation, representing the business component of show business and answering practical questions such as: When will ...

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