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1st Edition

Production Management for Television

ISBN 9780415424813
Published April 15, 2009 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Completely up to date with relevant information on digital technology and HD TV, this is the only title to focus specifically on television production management, and presents an easily accessible and authoritative guide to the area.

Production Management for Television provides a reliable, factual and theoretical framework for an understanding of production management.  It includes a reference directory of agencies and organizations, and addresses and contacts for training.

Subjects covered include:

• the main responsibilities of the production manager
• key skills needed by the production manager
• routine procedures
• appropriate paperwork and record keeping
• health and safety issues
• rights management
• career structure and development for production managers
• useful references and further information.

The book is supported by a companion website at

Table of Contents

Part 1: Production Managers  1. What is Production Management?  2. Production Management as a Career  Part 2: Skills and Techniques  2. Managing Time  3. Managing Ideas  4. Managing People  5. Creating and Managing Budgets  6. Managing Rights  7. Managing Health and Safety  Part 3: Production Management in Action  8. Pre-Production  9. Production  10. Post-Production  Part 4: Reference  12. Reference Directory of Agencies and Organisations.  Addresses and Contacts for Training.  Useful Websites.  Further Reading.  Index

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Leslie Mitchell is Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Stirling University. He has spent most of his career in various kinds of broadcasting from local and network radio, to regional and network television. He has worked on staff, as a freelance and as an independent producer. He is the author of Freelancing for Television and Radio (2005)