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Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film, 2nd Edition by Paula Landry

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Chapter ThreeOrganizing Resources: The Schedule

“By all means, move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.”

Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, in The Devil Wears Prada

QUESTION: What are the chances your team will exactly follow your first version of a schedule down to the minute?

ANSWER: 2 chances. Slim and none, but that’s okay, it serves as an essential starting point. A preliminary schedule will shift—sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.

Audiences attribute creativity in a movie to the director, writer and actors, but significant imagination goes into designing a schedule as well. The effort will be appreciated by the producer (happy to utilize resources in a cost-efficient way) and the entire cast and crew (for creating ...

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