Pay or Play Contract — How Does It Affect Your Production?

Congratulations! You’ve put together most of the cast and crew for your next project. Director? Check. Heads of departments? Got ‘em. But your lead actor is the highly-coveted [insert your favorite actor here], and they’re not too sure they want in. Yet. What safety net can you offer, say, Jeff Goldblum, in exchange for—you hope—his… Continue reading Pay or Play Contract — How Does It Affect Your Production?

How to Become a Producer — Career Tips to Start Producing

Production DepartmentOpen menu Producer vs Director What Does an Executive Producer Do What Does a Producer Do What Does a Co-Producer Do What Does a TV Producer Do What is An Associate Producer What is a Line Producer What is Production Assistant What is an Entertainment Lawyer What Is a Production Coordinator Ultimate Guide to… Continue reading How to Become a Producer — Career Tips to Start Producing

What is a COVID Compliance Officer — Set Protocols Explained

You may have heard Tom Cruise’s famous rant at some of the crew on his latest Mission: Impossible sequel. Cruise was upset that people weren’t respecting the rules the COVID-19 virus has dictated for film production. But just what are these rules anyway? In this post, we’ll talk about working in production during COVID. We’ll explain… Continue reading What is a COVID Compliance Officer — Set Protocols Explained

What is Craft Services on a Movie Set — Film Prod. Essentials

At one point or another, everybody in film production has asked the question “what is craft services?” Well, what is craft services? We’re going to answer that question by defining craft service. We’re also going to break down the difference between craft service and catering. By the end, you’ll know everything there is to know… Continue reading What is Craft Services on a Movie Set — Film Prod. Essentials

What is an Entertainment Lawyer (& When Do You Need One)?

Production DepartmentOpen menu Producer vs Director What Does an Executive Producer Do What Does a Producer Do What Does a Co-Producer Do What Does a TV Producer Do What is An Associate Producer What is a Line Producer What is Production Assistant What is an Entertainment Lawyer What Is a Production Coordinator Ultimate Guide to… Continue reading What is an Entertainment Lawyer (& When Do You Need One)?

What is a Production Manager — Job Description & Duties

Production managers are important players in Hollywood – but what is a production manager? We’re going to get to the bottom of that question by looking at the production manager definition, as well as production manager examples in film. By the end, you’ll know what production managers do and why they’re important.Continue reading What is… Continue reading What is a Production Manager — Job Description & Duties

What Does an Assistant Director Do? Defining the 1st AD

Directorial DepartmentOpen menu What Does an Assistant Director Do What Does a 2nd Assistant Director Do What is a Casting Director What is a Second Unit Director What Does a Director Do Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions Unlike painting or writing, which are often done in isolation, making a film requires a team effort.… Continue reading What Does an Assistant Director Do? Defining the 1st AD

What Does a Director Do? The Film Director’s Job Description

Directorial DepartmentOpen menu What Does an Assistant Director Do What Does a 2nd Assistant Director Do What is a Casting Director What is a Second Unit Director What Does a Director Do Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions Knowing precisely what a director does in every stage of a production’s life cycle is vital to… Continue reading What Does a Director Do? The Film Director’s Job Description

The Art Department in Film — Guide to Positions, Duties, Salary

Film is a uniquely visual storytelling medium. Everything you see within the frames of a shot is carefully thought out by someone behind the scenes. More often than not, these details in the frame come from the art department. An art department is responsible for the larger creation of a film set as well as… Continue reading The Art Department in Film — Guide to Positions, Duties, Salary

What Is a Production Coordinator? Salary & Job Description

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What is Below the Line in Film & Which Crew Members Qualify?

What is below the line? If you are at all interested in the behind-the-scenes side of filmmaking, then you may have heard the terms “above the line” and “below the line” thrown around in interviews, articles, or BTS footage. Today, we’ll be providing a below the line definition, explaining where the term comes from, and… Continue reading What is Below the Line in Film & Which Crew Members Qualify?

What is a Colorist in Film? Duties, Salary & How to Become One

Color BasicsOpen menu Color Grading vs. Color Correction What is Color Space What is Color Temperature What is a Vectorscope What is LUT What is a Colorist What is a Color Checker What is Technicolor First Color Movie Film Colorization Process Color SchemesOpen menu What is a Color Scheme Triadic Color Scheme Monochromatic Color Scheme… Continue reading What is a Colorist in Film? Duties, Salary & How to Become One

What Does a 2nd Assistant Director Do? Job Duties Explained

Directorial DepartmentOpen menu What Does an Assistant Director Do What Does a 2nd Assistant Director Do What is a Casting Director What is a Second Unit Director What Does a Director Do Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions When first stepping foot on a professional film set, there is a wealth of industry-specific terminology that… Continue reading What Does a 2nd Assistant Director Do? Job Duties Explained

What is a DIT in Film — Definition, Job Description, and Salary

Editorial DepartmentOpen menu Digital Imaging Technician Film Editor Colorist Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions The role of the DIT is one of the more mysterious roles on a film set. This is primarily due to the fact that there are numerous duties that fall onto a DIT. In today’s digital world, technology is advancing… Continue reading What is a DIT in Film — Definition, Job Description, and Salary