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Code of Credits - Television Series - Non-Fiction



  1. The credit of Executive Producer is to be granted to the individual whose only reporting responsibility is to the entities financing and distributing the series.
  2. Subject to the control of the Owner (see Rules of Arbitration, section I.B), the Executive Producer has final responsibility for the creative and business aspects of the production of the series, with direct participation in making decisions concerning a majority of the producing functions.


  1. The Co-Executive Producer reports directly and immediately to the Executive Producer, from whom the Co-Executive Producer assumes direct supervisory responsibilities for above and below the line operations.
  2. The credit of Co-Executive Producer is granted solely at the discretion of the Executive Producer (previous producing credits are not required).
  3. The credit of Co-Executive Producer shall apply only to primary creative contributors to the series that qualify under one of three categories:
    1. If performing services as a writer on the series, the contributor also must perform, in a decision-making capacity, a preponderance of the producing functions listed in PCOC Section 3; OR
    2. If performing services as a director on the series, the contributor also must perform, in a decision-making capacity, a preponderance of the producing functions listed in PCOC Section 3; OR
    3. If performing "Produced By” services on the series, and so long as no other person receives the "Produced By” credit on the series, the contributor must perform, in a decision-making capacity, a majority of the producing functions described in PCOC Section 3.


  1. The Supervising Producer reports directly to the Exec. Producer and/or Co-Exec. Producer.
  2. The credit of Supervising Producer is granted solely at the discretion of the Exec. Producer.
  3. The credit of Supervising Producer shall apply only to primary creative contributors to the series that perform, in a decision-making capacity, a substantial number of producing functions.
  4. The credit of Supervising Producer only shall apply to primary creative contributors to the series that qualify under one of three categories:
    1. Having received the credit of Writer-Producer for no less than two full seasons of this or other series episodes that have been nationally telecast; OR
    2. Having received the credit of Producer or "Produced By” for no less than two full seasons of this or other series episodes that have been nationally telecast; OR
    3. As a director who has responsibility for supervising all episodic directors on the series.


  1. The individual receiving the Produced By credit reports directly and immediately to the Executive Producer.
  2. There never shall be more than one Produced By credit on any episode of a series.
  3. The individual receiving the Produced By credit has the primary responsibility for the logistics of the production of the series, from pre-production through delivery of each episode; all Department Heads report directly to the Produced By.
  4. If the individual who performs the Produced By functions is granted the title of Co-Executive Producer, there shall be no Produced By credit afforded on the series.

    PRODUCTION

    PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR/MANAGER

    1. The Production Supervisor/Manager reports directly to the person performing the Produced By functions.

    2. The Production Supervisor/Manager is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the production units assigned to him/her by the Produced By, including all off-set logistics, day-to-day production implementation, locations, facilities, equipment, budget, schedules and personnel.


    PRODUCER, CO-PRODUCER or SHOW PRODUCER

    1. The Producer, Co-Producer, or Show Producer reports directly to the Executive Producer or Supervising Producer.

    2. The Producer, Co-Producer or Show Producer is responsible for the preparation and production of a single complete episode of a series.

    SEGMENT or FIELD PRODUCER

    1. A Segment or Field Producer reports directly to the Executive Producer or Supervising Producer.

    2. A Segment or Field Producer is responsible for producing one or more individual segments of a multi-segment production, also containing individual segments produced by others.

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER*

    1. Reports directly to the Producer, Co-Producer, Show Producer, Segment Producer or Field Producer.

    2. An Associate Producer is responsible for assisting the Producer, Show Producer, Segment Producer or Field Producer by performing those producing functions assigned to them. This does not include positions whose primary function is research or talent booking.

    * May also be given the title of Associate Segment Producer or Associate Field Producer.

    PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

    1. The Production Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Producer, the individual receiving the Produced By credit, and/or the Production Manager or Co-Producer.

    2. The Production Coordinator interacts with various studio and production departments concerning any and all logistics of production and is responsible for facilitating production requirements including, but not limited to, equipment contracts, purchase orders, film inventory, insurance, day player contracts, crew deal memos, travel and shipping, call sheets, production reports, cast and crew lists, and compliance with various union report requirements.

    POST PRODUCTION

    POST PRODUCER

    1. The credit of Post Producer is to be granted to one individual who reports to the person who performs the Produced By functions on the series.

    2. The Post Producer has responsibility for the creative and business aspects of the post production of the series, with a direct participation in making decisions concerning post production.


    POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

    1. The Post Production Supervisor reports directly to the Post Producer.

    2. The Post Production Supervisor is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the post production process, but not primarily as a production company executive.

    POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

    1. The Post Production Coordinator reports directly to the Post Production Supervisor and/or the Post Producer.

    2. The Coordinator is responsible for facilitating post production functions as assigned by the Post Supervisor, which can involve interaction with various studio and post production departments concerning any and all aspects of the logistics of post production, such as working with the vendors, helping prepare day player contracts and crew deal memos, scheduling ADR, making travel arrangements, distributing paperwork, maintaining crew lists, etc.