Production manager

Visual effects (VFX)

Production manager (VFX)

Also known as: Line producer, VFX line producer, VFX production manager, Scheduler

Production managers act on the decisions that have been made by the VFX producer. They create the detailed schedule for the project and look after the budget.

They oversee the work of the production coordinator in scheduling the work and might also be involved in casting or hiring artists and drafting contracts. They liaise with the VFX artists and technical directors (TDs) from all parts of the VFX pipeline to see that work is completed on time.

They are also important in communicating with the producer of company shooting the live-action footage and producing the film or TV programme.

Production managers tend to be employed by VFX companies or studios rather than freelancers.