4 Ways to Ensure the Smooth Running of a Movie Production Set
What do all movie production sets have in common?
On a typical movie set, we have the movie actors, equipment worth millions of dollars, hundreds to thousands of production crew members and other third party staff and vendors.
The typical movie set is a recipe for chaos –perhaps even disaster –without the right management practices and safeguards in place. It is thus essential to have the right kind of protection on set to ensure the smooth running of production and the safety of all participants and means of production.
In seeking out a security protection services provider on your set, there are a few things you need to keep in mind:
1. Prioritize Content
A security protection services provider should understand that content is vital on a movie set and organize all security functions accordingly. They should separate all the areas where content and media are created and stored from all other production areas on set. They should also limit access to these areas as is necessary to ensure optimum security.
2. Embrace the Element of Surprise
A security protection services provider, acting within relevant local laws, you should put spontaneous security measures in place on set, including random searches, on entry or exit, of persons, cars, bags, and other personal effects. These security measures should be unmethodical in order not to be clocked or pre-empted.
3. Make Sure You Control Access
Security services protection providers should restrict the use of the internet, social media, personal and mobile devices by production crew members and third-party staff. Depending on the nature of the production, they may also limit or disallow the use of recording devices on set.
Limit access to production documents and oversee their destruction so that access to all production documents is limited to relevant personnel. They should have security policies that recognize production documents as intellectual property and treat them as such.
4. Enhance Your Monitoring Practices
Security services protection providers should monitor everyone on set and ensure that all crew members and third-party staff always have a means of identification on them. These means of identification should be differentiated to distinguish people on set and determine their function or purpose on sight.
Monitor all entry and exit points to the movie set. In helping clients choose a movie location, prioritize centralized and monitored alarm systems.
You should also watch the movie set outside of business hours.
Do you need a one-stop solution to all security services protection needs on the set of your movie production? Do you need to be assured of the safety of all third party staff, production crew, and equipment on set?
GSS Security Services, Inc. has 25 years of experience providing all kinds of security protection services both domestically and internationally. GSS Security Services, Inc. also has a 250 man strong workforce of well-trained security professionals skilled in essential and effective security practices necessary in overseeing production and safety on a movie set. Please contact us with any security needs.