Script Manager

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Script managers are responsible for keeping track of all details in scenes from television and film productions. They record all details of physical layout, costume, position of actors, camera angles etc. to ensure continuity and to provide daily activity and progress reports which are used in planning and organisation. They also time scenes and listen closely to the actors' performances, notifying them of any deviation from the script. If any changes are made by the writers or director, the script manager is responsible for relaying them to the cast and production team.

Becoming a script manager requires meticulous attention to detail as well a good understanding of the technical requirements of film making. As they work closely with the director and all other specialist departments, they must be excellent communicators who can visualise and understand creative concepts. Work experience is often an important factor in finding employment as a script manager, though studies in film and media as well as technical industry training are also well-regarded.