"What Linda Stradling doesn't know about production management isn't worth knowing" The Documentary Filmmakers Group
Production Managers are responsible for all the organisational aspects of a TV or film production such as scheduling and budgeting and assisting producers to interpret and realise the directors' vision. Linda Stradling is a highly experienced production manager and trainer. Her book is based on her training handouts and notes and offers a complete `manual' to the role including: self organisation and systems to use, budgets, schedules and cost control, cash flow, hiring and firing, contracts, insurance, health and safety, setting up an efficient and cost-effective shoot, dealing with contributors, acquiring copyright, sourcing CGI, editors, music cue sheets, deliverables, people skills and ethics. A chapter contribution is included from leading drama production manager Julie Clark (currently line producer on Glorious 39, Stephen Poliakoff's new film).
Written by an industry insider, this is an exhaustive manual to every aspect of the job, with reference material and real-life examples. Essential paperwork and sample budgets can also be found on our website. A complete on-the-job reference tool.