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

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Chapter 18

 

Locations

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Finding just the right locations for your show starts with a good location manager who knows how to balance the artistic vision of the director, the financial constraints of the production and the logistical requirements presented by each location site.

Usually one of the very first to be brought onto a show, the location manager will read the script and then discuss location concepts with the director, producer, production designer and sometimes the studio production executive – individuals who may have competing interests and differences of opinions. These early discussions will give the location manager a sense of who holds the power on a particular show (on a feature, it’s often the director, but not ...

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