Production schedule

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This article is about production scheduling in the context of movie or theatrical production. For production scheduling in the context of manufacturing plans, see scheduling (production processes).

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, Indie Intern, TheTakes 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)