3rd Edition

The Guide to Managing Postproduction for Film, TV, and Digital Distribution Managing the Process

    310 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    310 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The updated third edition of this popular book offers a clear and detailed overview of the postproduction process, showing readers how to manage each step in taking a film, TV, or media project from production to final delivery, from scheduling and budgeting through editing, sound, visual effects, and more.

    Accessibly written for producers, post supervisors, filmmakers, and students and extensively updated to address current digital and file-based industry practices, The Guide to Managing Postproduction for Film, TV, and Digital Distribution helps the reader to understand the new worlds of accessibility, deliverables, license requirements, legal considerations, and acquisitions involved in postproduction, including the ins and outs of piracy management and archiving. This edition addresses the standards for theatrical and digital distribution, network, cable and pay TV, as well as spotlights internet streaming and various delivery methods for specialty screenings, projection large format (PLF), and formats including 3D, virtual reality and augmented reality.



    1. Scheduling
    2. Budgeting
    3. Digital Workflow and the Film Laboratory
    4. Dailies
    5. Editorial
    6. VFX
    7. Sound
    8. Mastering for Digital Cinema and Film Completion
    9. Deliverables
    10. Piracy
    11. Acquisitions
    12. Archiving
    13. Legal
    14. The Future
    15. Glossary



    Susan Spohr has over thirty years experience as an Associate Producer/Postproduction Supervisor. As a producer at Technicolor, Susan worked directly with both filmmakers and studios. She is credited on series, pilots, mini-series, features and more than 35 TV movies, and taught summer courses at USC School of Cinematic Arts.

    Barbara Clark is former Executive Director of Technical Services at 20th Century Fox, whereshe was responsible for the creation of all international and domestic syndication versions for television and feature product. She has worked in television and feature film postproduction for 25 years. 

    Dawn Higginbotham is a writer and director of numerous award-winning short films, features, and TV shows. Her short film The Usual was featured in the 2014 Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. She also worked as a Postproduction Supervisor for Dolby Laboratories and Lucasfilm on films such as Star Wars: Episodes I-III, Saving Private Ryan, and Avatar, among others. Dawn also oversaw Business & Creative Affairs as CCO of Carl Laemmle Studios.

    Kumari Bakhru is currently Director of Strategic Planning and Project Management for Walt Disney Studios Worldwide Motion Pictures Theatrical Distribution, and has been instrumental in bringing numerous AR, multi-screen, and interactive projects to fruition. She earned her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and an MA in Film and Television from UCLA.