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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 2

 

 

The Production Office

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The production office is the heart of your production — it’s the communications and operating center. It is where decisions are made; deals are negotiated; crews are hired; valuable paperwork and vital information is generated and distributed from; logistics are handled; equipment, materials and supplies are ordered; costs are budgeted and approved; a million details are managed; problems are solved and crews’ needs are met. Although office jobs are not perceived to be as glamorous as those of the set crew, the office staff — while functioning at a constant break-neck pace — handles massive workloads that require boundless energy, enormous patience and a good sense of humor to get through ...

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