February 16, 2015 at 12:22PM


What role would I fall under?

I have become acquainted with Pre-Production co-ordination software's through Celtx and Production Minds. Does anyone else use these? Sometimes I feel like a rare commodity using the break down and call sheet aspects. Does one who uses such things fall under the role of producer, unit production manager, or Assistant director? Or some other role?

I am mainly curious what everyone puts this task and use of software under?


I use a lot celtxs. I am producer and director.

February 18, 2015 at 4:11AM

Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director

Traditionally the producer hires and assembles the team from Development - Distribution, he/she is considered head of all departments, overseeing logistics from a managerial point of view, and that is why he/she wins the best picture Oscar and not the director. Sometimes he/she secures financing however most times that is the Executive Producer.

The producer hires the UPM (unit production manager) to do all of the budgeting and scheduling breakdowns for production as well as be the boots on the ground for the producer. There are also Line Producers depending on the project (film/television)

The AD (assistant director) works with the director to eliminate the logistical problems that arise on set as well as confer the directors vision to the DP(Director of Photography). This allows the director to focus on the creative aspect of his job and not get bogged down with logistics. (which on a 30 man crew can be a nightmare, think herding cats)

I hope that helps. You may as an indie filmmaker be fulfilling most of those roles. I'm which case it is fair to call you the producer.

January 6, 2016 at 1:35AM

Christopher Vaughan
Director/ Director of Photography/ Producer

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