post·​pro·​duc·​tion | \ ˌpōs(t)-prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce postproduction (audio) , ˈpōs(t)-prə-ˌdək-, -prō-\

Definition of postproduction

: the period following filming or taping in which a motion picture or television show is readied for public presentation

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The studio oversees all aspects of production, including screenwriting, directing, production, postproduction and visual effects. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, "UTA Signs Air Bud Entertainment (Exclusive)," 30 July 2019 Endeavor Content has 10 films in production or postproduction, Taylor and Rice said. Ryan Faughnderstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Agency giant Endeavor owns a part of ‘Killing Eve’ and other shows. Not everyone is happy about it," 17 Aug. 2019 The addition of the animated characters reportedly took 14 months of postproduction work. Anita Gates,, "Richard Williams, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ animator, dies at 86," 18 Aug. 2019 The question became even more pointed after an Indie Wire piece claimed that Andrea Arnold, who was brought on to direct Season 2, was sidelined in postproduction by the showrunner, David E. Kelley, and the executive producer Jean-Marc Vallée. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "“Big Little Lies” Season 2 Was a Metaphor for Power in Hollywood in the #MeToo Era," 23 July 2019 During the wide-reaching conversation, Feige recounted his entire career trajectory from USC film school to interning with Richard Donner to the first Iron Man movie and wrapping up the second Infinity War, which just recently began postproduction. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "Marvel's Kevin Feige on Awards Season: "It Doesn’t Mean Everything"," 9 June 2018 Rome released the Bland video on April 15 on Vimeo, and a second video is in postproduction. Ariel Parrella-aureli, Chicago Reader, "365 Ways to Kill an American offers a new perspective on police brutality," 12 July 2018 The grants for screenwriting, development and postproduction support narrative features with a social justice theme. Pam Grady,, "Bay Area labor film festival shines a light on workers’ struggles," 20 June 2018 Then there’s a team of seven women, based in Los Angeles, who work on postproduction, finishing up the candidate ads. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Meet the Young Female Filmmaker With a Gun-Reform Super PAC," 2 June 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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