Chapter 8 of Moving Images — The Production Process — presents ways in which people need to work together effectively to make movies. In fact, students learn this throughout the book, by investigating media, studying film- making processes, writing for different contexts and platforms, and creating movies of all kinds. Of course, this process is also a business, which is discussed at various junctures in the book and has been addressed in earlier blog posts here.
A recent article by Adam Davidson (a host of NPR’s Planet Money) for the New York Times highlights the tremendous value of examining the intricate processes of moviemaking, which reveals ways in which The Production Process can help us to figure out how a successful workplace functions. In particular, Davidson highlights how lessons from the world of moviemaking can be instructive in enhancing new trends in the contemporary workplace. I highly recommend “What Hollywood Can Teach Us About the Future of Work.”