The Script Supervisor is a department head of a movie or television production crew and currently listed under "Miscellaneous Crew" rather than being listed as an individual category as is afforded to all other department heads and their department's staff. As of May 2015, there have been numerous changes to the full cast and crew pages including a separate listing for department heads outside of the main group for that department's members. Production Managers were previously added to the Assistant Director's group and now have their own group. Being a department head should automatically place us in a unique group, however the importance of our daily interaction with every other department highlights why we shouldn't be listed with crew positions that are limited in their ability to influence anything outside their own department.
A script supervisor (also called continuity supervisor) is a member of a film crew responsible for maintaining the motion picture's internal continuity and for recording the production unit's daily progress in shooting the film's screenplay. The script supervisor credit typically appears in the closing credits of a motion picture.
In the most basic description, the script supervisor is the editor's and writer's representative on set, as well as being the right hand aide to the director and the director of photography. It is the script supervisor's job to make sure that at the end of the day the film can be cut together. In that sense, they back up every department, monitor the script during shooting and make sure that errors in continuity do not occur that would prevent the film from being able to be compiled in the editing room.
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