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What Everyone Does on a Film Set

Taxi Driver (Illustration by Kent Osborne)

For those new to physical production, here is a list of film set departments, with notes on their staff positions, responsibilities, benefits and attractions.   PRODUCTION Personnel: Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Office PAs, Assistants to Directors and Producers. Responsibilities: Organization, preparation, taking care of actors, producers and director. Join this department if you like: Working on a movie without being chained to a set, knowing everything that’s going on, fielding constant complaints. Favorite Game: Choosing a new person to hate every day.   ASSISTANT DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT Personnel: 1st AD, 2nd AD, 2nd 2nd AD, Key PA, On Set Interns. Responsibilities: […]

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