“Who does what?” is one of the most-often-asked questions I get from students, interns and production assistants. Even people who have been in the business for a while are sometimes unclear as to exactly who performs which functions on any given project — especially when it comes to producers. Although some duties can only be performed by individuals who occupy certain positions, and others can be accomplished by a number of different people, depending on the parameters of the project — there’s no doubt that production requires a team effort.
From where I sit, there’s a core group that constitutes the production team, and they are the:
Unit Production Manager