from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Taking place or existing before production: preproduction planning.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a prototype: preproduction models of next year's automobiles.
- n. The preliminary arrangements, as concerning financing or personnel, that are made upon the inception of a project: a movie in preproduction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. All the preliminary arrangements that are made before the start of a project, especially before the filming of a movie.
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JE: TriStar bought One for the Money thirteen years ago and it has been in "preproduction" every since.
Two weeks into preproduction, at some point in preproduction, Mark Romanek stepped out and we had no director.
The story of the teenaged Peter Parker is now in preproduction with the announcement of the new director and star expected in the coming weeks.
But one must also remember that Rinsch is currently developing a remake of Creature From The Black Lagoon and is in preproduction on an epic period samurai film titled 47 Ronin to star Keanu Reeves, both for Universal.
Summit could have worked it out they could have filmed her scenes in preproduction or during the reshoot period as so many other productions have done so i.e. The Dark Knight and Avatar.
After being in preproduction hell for nearly four years, Castlevania has been cast into a shallow grave.
According to IESB, Lucas is in preproduction on an animated series based on the Star Wars: Galactic Heroes toys.
Suspicious sequel news: Supposedly, there is a sequel called “Money Never Sleeps” in preproduction now, in which Douglas will reprise his role.
Director Peter Berg has his next big budget in preproduction, another remake of Frank Herbert's Dune.
"Well, I am in preproduction right now, so I have a script that I am comfortable with, hired my director and set up my operation," Feola said.