“Assessing, planning, implementing and managing the production’s human, technical, and financial resources; monitoring and ensuring the progress of same”
So says the written or implied job description of a Production Manager. Or a Director of Production. Or a Production Co-ordinator. Or a Project Manager. Or a Production Manager/Technical Director. So many names…one core function. How one manages the production process varies from theatre to stadium, but what we all have in common is the need to get our production (or season) up on time, on budget, and within a safe and positive work environment.
The Production Managing the Arts annual conference, first held in 2008, brings together industry professionals to lead participants through practical exercises and thoughtful discussions exploring key areas of entertainment management. Core “building block” sessions covering scheduling, budgeting and supportive management are fleshed out with specific workshops on such topics as Health and Safety, Contracts, Unions and Human Resources. All sessions have an appeal for managers and production staff alike, as they offer skills development and the opportunity to share experience.