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Managing a large production often requires many resources. Since the line producer serves as the liaison between production and either the studios or financiers, it’s important to have a person who can alleviate the line’s producer’s responsibility to the day to day requirements of production.  This person is the Unit Production Manager, also called the Production Manager, and in this module, we’re going to look at the duties and responsibilities of this position.


  • 28:57 video that outlines the roles and responsibilties of the unit production manager
  • Companion guide


  • The role of the Unit Production Manager
  • How the UPM differs from the line producer
  • What the UPM does when she first gets the job
  • The UPM's role during pre-production
  • THe UPM's role during production
Very detailed. Excellent for homework assignments to let students watch at home.
   -  Daniel Levin,
       University of Houston