Chapter OneSchedule 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.

Every film is constructed; the result of a combination of resources AKAplaces, people and equipment—with the common goal of capturing footage to 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—answering practical questions such as: When will that scene be shot? ...

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