The people responsible for helping creative talent obtain employment.
This person is hired by a studio to help manage every aspect of a television show. The executive producer is the highest level of producer on a given show.
person who is in charge of the creative direction of a show. This person hires the writing team, signs off on all aspects of the storylines and scripts.
A writer who is given an outline of an episode and is required to turn that outline into a script. They also create characters.
The director is the head of the production unit and is responsible for directing the actors and for translating the teleplay into cinematic images in accordance with his/her vision
hired by both the Executive Producer and the Studio. This person is the liaison between these two entities.
helps the producer with all "line" aspects of the production. They deal with scheduling the production, hiring crew and ordering all equipment for the show.
This person is also known as the "Post" producer. They are responsible for all aspects of post production, including picture editing.
This person is responsible for setting up and organizing the production and writer offices; acts as liaison between the production office and the set, and prioritizing information
hired by the producer to coordinate and supervise all administrative, financial, and technical details of television production. This individual assists the producer in hiring the crew and makes all the first contacts for dates, locations, and fees
Individual responsible for keeping track of all financial costs and transactions incurred in the making of a television show.
Responsible for maintaining order and discipline on the set, keeping production moving to meet scheduling goals, establishing the crew and shooting calls, and oversees the selection and management of the extras
Responsible to the 1st AD for preparing and distributing the daily paperwork, call sheets, production reports, SAG contracts, etc
This person assists the 1st and 2nd A.D. in running the set. Their main job is to manage the extras and to establish with the director the movement and action of the extras.
Maintains an accurate shooting script and recording in detail, all information related to each take, including length of shot, scene and take number, camera placement, and printable takes
Person who finds, auditions, and negotiates for the services of actors. He or she breaks down the script by role, characteristics, and age. Compiles list of potential candidates, checks their availability, contacts agents, and schedules all auditions and callbacks.
Individual works closely with producers and director to determine how they see the show, and by choice of colors, textures, and materials determines the overall "look" and contributes to the
his person works with the studio and the executive producers to create a "look" for a show. This person designs the sets that are later built for a television series.
Responsible for the execution of detailed drawings of the sets and construction elements within the set to be built. He or she drafts blue prints from descriptions of drawings from the Production Designer or Art Director and thereafter oversees the construction of sets.
After receiving the set plans from the Set Designer, this person is responsible for managing the crew that builds the sets. They also budget the build and monitor all set costs.
Works closely with the Production Designer to achieve the visual look of the show. This individual decorates with furniture, drapes, textures, etc. The set decorator also supervises the set dressing crew.
Works closely with the Director in translating the screenplay into moving images. They orchestrate the lighting, framing and shooting of the show in close consultation with three key supporting crew members
Operates the camera and is responsible to the DP for composition, focus, camera movement, and anything that comes within the domain of photography.
Individual responsible to the DP for all lighting setups and procedures on a production. Works closely with the DP and Key Grip in the selection, placement, and desired level and balance of the lighting on a set or location.
Responsible to the DP and gaffer for providing and placing all diffusion, for facilitating or actuating camera movement, and for moving, erecting, and striking scaffolding.
Assistant to the Key Grip. Best Boy takes care of the equipment, brings on extra manpower, orders, supplies, etc.
Person who handles the dollies and cranes. A dolly is a platform on which a camera is placed. It has a hydraulic arm that lowers and raises, and it has wheels.
Person responsible for preparing the prop breakdown and budget for selecting, positioning, and maintaining all props. Props are items that are carried or handled by the Actors
Person responsible for researching and designing the costumes and accompanying accessories for the actors & actresses and oversees the making, fitting, acquisition, and rental of all wardrobe items.
Individual who is responsible to the costume designer for the selection, acquisition, rental, and care of all wardrobe items. This person also prepares a costume breakdown and, in consultation with the costume designer and production manager, a wardrobe budget.
Individual in charge with the application of makeup on the actors, actresses, and extras.
key hair stylist
Responsible to the director for recording and production sound, and for the quality of the mixed and recorded sound during production. He or she operates the mixing console, recorded and associated equipment.
The person responsible to the sound mixer for operating and maintaining the microphone boom along with the attached shotgun microphone.
The individual responsible to the producers and production company for publicizing the television show in the various media - print, radio, television, etc.
Person who selects and assembles the footage to create a story progression in accordance with the director's vision.
Person who handles all of the details in the editing room so the editor is free to make creative decisions. This includes digitizing the footage into the editing system, making sure that every shot is accounted for
The Composer composes the music score for the production in order to heighten and intensify the emotional tone of the tv show.