Founded in 2000, Shree Vinayak Entertainment is the Production Coordinator in Eastern India and one of the leading agencies nationally with offices in Kolkata.
We are at the heart of a production. Hiring the crew, allocating the money and making sure the filming is done safely, creatively, on budget and on time, we are the key manager during daily operations of a feature film, advertisement film, television film, or an episode of a TV program. We are responsible for human resources and handling any problems that come up during production. We are the most senior member of the production team, second only to the producers.
We decide how the money gets spent, delivering the best possible product to the producer or series producer while offering the director and heads of department enough money to realise the vision.
We are responsible for all the crew and all the contracts. We hire crew, heads of department, caterers and studio facilities, over-seeing all the deals and paperwork. We understand the artistry of film-making, foresee pitfalls and disasters and never let the spend extend beyond the bottom line.
During production, we keep track of the budget and the filming process. We are on set and in the office, dealing with the unexpected and helping find creative solutions. At the end of the shoot, we oversee the wrap, or winding down, of the production and hand over to the post-production supervisor.
Shree Vinayak Entertainment has an access to Singers, Performers, Actors, Musicians, Sportsperson, Comedians, Foreign Artists, Russian Dancer, International DJ and Special Act performers. We are also involved in Bengali Films Industry and Wedding Projects across the country.
We are good at
Communication: get on well with a wide range of people, be clear about contracts and expectations, ensure everyone understands what needs to happen and when and why, create a strong team.
Film production: have an in-depth knowledge of how films are made, love of the process, good contacts in the industry.
Organisation: plan a production schedule, shooting schedule, budget, keep accounts and do the maths.
Negotiation: get the best deals for services, keep everyone happy, especially when there’s a gap between the director’s aspiration and what there is to spend.
Innovation: think clearly when the unexpected happens, come up with good ideas even when under pressure.
Knowledge of law: understand health and safety, insurance and personnel legislation.
What we have
Production accountant: Production accountants are responsible for calculating finances, costing productions and controlling cash flow. They either report to the finance controller or the line producer, depending on the set-up of the production.
Production manager: Production managers are second-in-line to the line producer. While the line producer sets the limits on budgets and negotiates the key contracts, production managers carry out the decisions that have been made. They might oversee sections of the budget; they crew up second units (cast and crew working on a smaller part of a production) or look after units shooting abroad. During filming, the production managers work between set and the production office making sure the crew are happy and the production remains on target. They are the ‘go to’ person for any problems.
Production coordinator: Production coordinators run the production office when the line producer and production manager are on set. They are in charge of what goes on with the phones, photocopier and paper work.
Production secretary: Secretaries provide administrative assistance to the line producer, production manager, and production co-ordinators. They organise travel, accommodation and supplies and assist with production paperwork such as contracts, documents and script changes.
Production runner: Runners help wherever help is needed. They manage a float, buy stationery and keep everyone stocked up with caffeine and snacks. They are there to learn.