Production managers (film/TV) are in charge of planning and implementing all aspects of production for the films and/or television programs on which they work. They are responsible for managing content throughout the production process, ensuring that all individuals involved meet quality standards. Some of their main responsibilities include solving any production issues, working to standardize workflows, and helping resolve any work-related conflicts within the production team.
Production managers must ensure production team members work to reach all objectives in a timely manner. Additionally, they oversee equipment and supplies to ensure they are available and meet their project's requirements. Production managers must follow all relevant safety standards and complete projects within deadline and budget. They also create schedules for production milestones, as well as determine potential improvements within the production process.
At least a bachelor's degree and previous experience in a related role is generally required for this position. Production managers must be organized individuals that pay close attention to detail and possess strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with production staff. They also need to be able to work well in a fast-paced environment, use multitasking abilities, work effectively in a team setting, and work effectively on their own with minimal supervision.
Production Manager, Film/TV Tasks
Plan and oversee TV program production through operation schedules, equipment orders, and staff management.
Maintain and log production equipment performance.
Monitor transmissions to anticipate and troubleshoot technical needs.