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Producing Animation by Zahra Dowlatabadi, Catherine Winder

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Pre-Production

The Role of the Producer During the Pre-Production Phase

As a producer, if you have reached this phase in the process, you should be patting yourself on the back. It is a huge achievement to get a project greenlit, meaning all the funds are in place and you have the go-ahead from the buyer to produce the show. You have made it through some of the toughest hurdles and now the fun begins with pre-production. Pre-production is the phase in which the elements that lay down the foundation for the production are assembled. Whether a production goes smoothly or not depends on how the producer procures the key ingredients at this juncture. (See Figure 2–1, The Producer’s Thinking Map, for reference.) The following is a list of all ...

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