What is a Grip on a Movie Set? Job Description and Duties

Camera & Lighting DepartmentOpen menu Best Boy Camera Operator Director Of Photography Focus Puller Key Grip Gaffer Grip Sound DepartmentOpen menu Boom Operator Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions The short answer to the question, “What is a Grip?” is that a Grip on a film crew is someone who moves lighting equipment around. But… Continue reading What is a Grip on a Movie Set? Job Description and Duties

What is a Best Boy in Film? Job Description and Duties Explained

Camera & Lighting DepartmentOpen menu Best Boy Camera Operator Director Of Photography Focus Puller Key Grip Gaffer Grip Sound DepartmentOpen menu Boom Operator Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions How many times have you watched a movie’s end credits and asked “What’s a Best Boy?” Among the many credited film crew members on a production,… Continue reading What is a Best Boy in Film? Job Description and Duties Explained

What is a Greensman — Definition and Job Description Explained

In the world of film and television production, many unique roles contribute to the creation of captivating and immersive scenes. One such role is that of a greensperson, a professional responsible for the design, installation, and maintenance of natural elements on set.  In this article, we will explore the ins and outs of this specialized profession,… Continue reading What is a Greensman — Definition and Job Description Explained

What is a Gaffer? Definition and Job Description Explained

Camera & Lighting DepartmentOpen menu Best Boy Camera Operator Director Of Photography Focus Puller Key Grip Gaffer Grip Sound DepartmentOpen menu Boom Operator Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions A lot of job titles on a film set come from other industries or traditions, and Gaffer is one of them. The Gaffer is an indispensable… Continue reading What is a Gaffer? Definition and Job Description Explained

Production Assistant Job Description & Duties: A Producer’s Guide

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 Production Assistant Job Description & Duties: A Producer’s Guide

What is a Stuntman — Job Description and How to Get Started

Stunts DepartmentOpen menu Stunt Coordinator Stuntman Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions What is a stuntman? Stuntmen and stuntwomen, collectively known as stunt performers, play a pivotal role in the film industry. Though they don’t receive the same level of acclaim as the movie stars they work alongside and sometimes double, stunt performers do vital… Continue reading What is a Stuntman — Job Description and How to Get Started

Ultimate Guide to Working with Unions: Grieved and Flipped

WGAOpen menu What is WGA How Do You Join the WGA WGA Minimums SAG-AFTRA IATSE Local 600 ResourcesOpen menu Complete Guide to Movie Unions Guide to Working with Unions Choosing to work with Hollywood’s unions is a major decision for any filmmaker or producer. There are pros and cons to joining or not joining. The… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Working with Unions: Grieved and Flipped

Ultimate Guide to Script Supervisors (FREE Script Supervisor Template)

Script DepartmentOpen menu Screenwriter Script Supervisors Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions We’ve all seen a continuity error in a film or noticed a plot hole at some point. The fact that you don’t see hundreds of them is because productions hire someone to pay attention to the details of a script. This person on… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Script Supervisors (FREE Script Supervisor Template)

What is an Intimacy Coordinator — The Role 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 The film industry is a dynamic world, with various roles working in harmony to create the magic… Continue reading What is an Intimacy Coordinator — The Role Explained

What Does a Producer Do: The Various Types of Producers in Film & TV

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 Does a Producer Do: The Various Types of Producers in Film & TV

How to Become a Casting Director For Movies — A Step-By-Step Guide

Casting TipsOpen menu Ultimate Guide to Auditions Guide to Holding Auditions Best Casting Tips Indie Film Casting Casting Background Talent When Actors Exaggerate Their Resumes Working With Child Actors Working With Celebrity Talent Casting ResourcesOpen menu What is a Casting Director How to Become a Casting Director Best Casting Agencies NYC Edition Best Talent Agencies… Continue reading How to Become a Casting Director For Movies — A Step-By-Step Guide

What is a Call Sheet? The Essentials for a Smooth Production

Call Sheet EssentialsOpen menu What is a Call Sheet Anatomy of a Call Sheet Ultimate Guide to Call Sheets How to Make a Call Sheet Introducing SMS Call Sheets TipsOpen menu How to Create a Better Call Sheet Best Practices for Sending Call Sheets Diana Fisk Streamlined Call Sheet Process Staggering Call Time Formulas How… Continue reading What is a Call Sheet? The Essentials for a Smooth Production

What Does a Screenwriter Do? The Fundamentals of the Job

Script DepartmentOpen menu Screenwriter Script Supervisors Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions The answer to the title question is pretty obvious: screenwriters write screenplays, right? Well, yeah, but there’s much more to the craft than the finished product. Every writer has their own process so let’s hear from some incredibly talented and iconic screenwriters to… Continue reading What Does a Screenwriter Do? The Fundamentals of the Job

How Much Does A PA Make? Find Production Assistant Jobs & Salary Info

Production assistant jobs are a great way to break into the film and entertainment industry, but they can be hard to find and even harder to book. Afterall, they’re highly sought after entry-level jobs. We’re going to help you find a movie PA job, teach you how to put together a production assistant resume, and… Continue reading How Much Does A PA Make? Find Production Assistant Jobs & Salary Info

Making It: Script Breakdowns and Budgeting — Pre-Production Process: Ep1

EPISODE 1Budget BombshellMeet the team and watch how they must rework their script so that it will fit inside their limited budget. Subscribe for more filmmaking videos like this. Subscribe on YouTube ← Episode Guide Next Episode → EPISODE 1Art meets commerceYou have a great idea for a TV show. You’ve already written the pilot,… Continue reading Making It: Script Breakdowns and Budgeting — Pre-Production Process: Ep1

Producer vs Director: The Roles & Responsibilities Explained

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 Producer vs Director: The Roles & Responsibilities Explained