Keeping order, from first page to last
From Los Angeles Times, 12.2.07
by Susan King
The work of script supervisors is often only noticed when something goes wrong.
Barbara Stoia, Script Supervisor
Current credit: USA's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
Previous credits: "The Equalizer," "Q&A," "The Bone Collector"
Job description: "A script supervisor is often referred to as continuity because a film or a television show more often than not is shot out of sequence. There are certain plot points and certain performance aspects that have to be kept consistent. You may shoot part of a scene one day and not finish the scene until two days later. Or people may be inside a restaurant and you'll shoot that part one day and then two days later you shoot them coming out of the restaurant. Among other responsibilities, a script supervisor has to make sure the order of when the people left the restaurant, who was laughing, who was crying, what their wardrobe looked like in terms of buttons, coats and gloves." Full article.