Production schedule

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The production schedule is a project plan of how the production budget will be spent over a given timescale, for every phase of filmmaking.

  • Cast Actors
  • Special Effects
  • Wardrobe
  • Special Equipment
  • Stunts
  • Extras/Silent Bits
  • Props
  • Make-up/Hair
  • Extras/Atmosphere
  • Vehicles/Animals
  • Sound Effects/Music
  • Production Notes
  • Others

From the Breakdown Sheets the Production Manager compiles a production board using either specialized software such as Movie Magic EP Scheduling, Celtx, or Indie Intern or simply using a spreadsheet or even a paper-based system.

From the production board the Production Manager makes-up a shooting schedule for every day of the shoot.

See also[edit]

Breaking down the script


  • Film Scheduling by Dennis . King (2nd Ed, 1991)
  • Film Production Management by Bastian Clevé (2nd Ed, 2000)
  • The Complete Film Production Handbook (3rd Ed, 2001)
  • Production board in Microsoft Office Excel by Eddy Grabczewski (2006)