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Chapter 7: The Preproduction Phase
As soon as scriptwriting is in full swing, the project enters the preproduction and pilot stage. The program manager is responsible for ensuring that everything will be ready for the on-air date. The following tasks are part of this stage of the project:
When the writers have determined their rate of writing and script revision to the satisfaction of the program manager, it is possible to finalize the time line for all other aspects of the serial drama project. Dates must be established for the following:
- Writing, recording, and testing of pilot scripts and support materials
- Review of pilot ...