Production Manager

The Production Manager coordinates production logistics, monitors daily costs, and updates produciton schedules. During pre-production, Production Assisitants focus on planning, scheduling, and cost estimation. On set, they manage daily operations, ensuring adherence to agreements, standards, safety, budget, and timeline. This role requires deep knowledge of film production, budgeting, and strong organizational and people management skills.

Professional competences

  • Ability to read film scripts, do casting; participating in creative decision making when needed.
  • State-of-the-art knowledge of film production and management – doing the breakdown of the script into phases, tasks, and costs, creating production schedules.
  • Budgeting and operational planning – knowledge of production times, costs, budgeting and accounting, foreseeing possible added costs and problems in production processes.
  • Risk assessment and crisis management – taking into account possible constraints, including technical, environmental and human resources related issues. Pursuing alternative options and strategies.
  • Legislation and taxes – good knowledge of industry- and employment-related legislation, able to work with contracts and documents, communicate with lawyers, insurances, and understand taxes.
  • Team building and recruitment – identifying the best person or service provider for certain tasks. Knowing the industry standards. Maintaining contacts and relationships in the field.
  • Culturally competent – good understanding of both the set culture as well as the country where the production takes place.
  • Up-to-date information of local and international industry standards, codes of ethics and conduct on set.
  • Professional software such as Excel, Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling, Fuzzlecheck, etc.
  • Safety on Set.


More about profession
Qualification Standarts
Production Manager