Chapter 3: Producing



After reading this chapter, you should know . . .

  • About the different types of producers (executive, line, associate, assistant) and how their jobs differ.
  • Why producers sometimes opt to be hyphenates and what their duties involve under those circumstances.
  • How to construct and utilize a treatment and/or proposal.
  • About the different forms of scripts (two-column, rundown, outline, film-style, storyboard) and how and when to use each.
  • How to build a budget and adhere to it.
  • The process of casting and selecting a crew.
  • Methods for preparing schedules for different types of shoots.
  • How to deal with legal issues such as copyright.
  • The types of records producers need to keep digitally and as hard copies.
  • Why it is important to promote and evaluate programs.


Interactive Blueprint

On Set Exercises

Review Exercises

Student Quiz

Key Terms List