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The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production, 3rd Edition by Lorene M. Wales

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4

The Production Team and Staff

This chapter examines the many personnel on a production team (see Figure 4.1 for their hierarchy), explaining their duties from low- to high-budget films. The people discussed here are the heart of the production process, the support team that works mainly from the production office.

Unit Production Manager

The unit production manager (UPM) works directly under the producer. This person oversees more of the day-to-day running of the crew and set. The UPM is the first person the crew may come to with problems. In fact, much of the day-to-day business of the UPM is solving problems. A good UPM will accept these problems ...

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