Talk:Cathy Mickel Gibson

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What the heck is a unit production manager? --Hero!(talk)(contribs) 22:10, 10 January 2008 (EST)

  • I'm not positive, but my guess is that she's the manager of the editors who review and piece together the episodes from various reels of film.--MiamiVolts (talk) 22:22, 10 January 2008 (EST)
  • A Unit Production Manager (UPM) is an executive who is responsible for the administration of a film.

A UPM is usually hired by a producer of a film or television show, and is responsible for watching all costs on the project, with the intention of delivering the film or show on budget at the end of principal photography. The UPM will deliver the working budget to the financier during the "prep" period, therefore setting the business plan of the project. Typically, Producers are responsible for the cost-related decisions on above-the-line (primarily cast) issues, while the UPM is responsible for the below-the-line (production period) costs. The Film Director will usually have final decision on Cinematographer, Costume Designer, Production Designer, and Film Editor), and the UPM will make the deals and hire the remaining crew.

Before principal photography begins they get all of the production elements in place, usually working in the production office. When the project has begun shooting, they may divide their time between the office and the set, or may work out of a trailer on the set. They typically remain on a project for 2-6 weeks of wrap after principal photography. (Wikipedia) --  Seclusion  talk / contribs 22:24, 10 January 2008 (EST)

  • FWIW, IMDb defines the role as:

    An executive who is responsible to a senior producer for the administration of a particular movie[/series]. Unit Production Managers only work on one film[/series] at a time. Only DGA members can be called Unit Production Managers.

    So they may be about the editors too; it may vary depending on the studio.--MiamiVolts (talk) 22:27, 10 January 2008 (EST)