Chapter 4The Production Process

“The reality in the production world in which budget, bottom lines, timelines and Murphy’s Law bump into creativity, character and story is what the production process is all about. Television projects are made in pre-production. They may be executed in production, but they are made in the pre-production phase. There is no substitution for pre-production before you get into production. That is one of the toughest things for a director or producer to learn when creating television and film projects.”

—adapted from Myrl Schreibman, Producer

“If it doesn’t look as if it’s going to work on paper, then it probably won’t work. Put enough effort into planning and then communicate those plans to everyone.”

—Claire Popplewell, ...

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