Our production consulting services are designed to help you find the very best value for your production dollars without sacrificing the creative idea or your relationship with your agency and your production partners.
Madison Media Group brings an experienced and fresh eye to the task at hand and our team is not emotionally involved in the work. This makes it easier for us to make sure nothing has been missed and make sure you are not exposed to risks. We consider risk mitigation the cornerstone of all the work we do for our clients. Risk mitigation in and of itself is a surefire way to save money in the long run.
Our team has deep roots on Madison Avenue. We have worked on the agency side, the production company side and the client side of production. That means we have walked in the shoes of the various stakeholders at the production table. We speak their language and understand the pressure points that appear as creative goes into production.
You are reaching out for a production consultant for a reason. We tailor our approach to get you answers that work for you and your team. And whatever you are trying to solve, large scope or project based, we can scale our production consulting services to fit your needs.
Q & A
I have looked at other production consultants, what makes Madison Media Group different?
We work on a retainer basis, not on a percentage of what we save for you in production dollars. We look at production costs holistically. As a small company, we scale up or down when needed.
What do you mean by holistically?
We call ourselves production consultants not cost consultants because we understand that production is an ecosystem where many people and decisions intersect. We vet production budgets all the time. But it is important to know that if you need to cut costs, efficiencies may not be in the production budget but somewhere else. Our retainer model works because we aren't invested in taking money out of the production budget. We look at your whole production landscape to find solutions that work for you.
Can you give me examples of what you are talking about?
- Reviewing creative executions from creative development through post-production.
- Reviewing production budgets to make sure they are right-fitted to the creative execution and your budget.
- Negotiating over-scale talent fees and helping you manage union talent concerns, whether you are a signatory to the SAG/AFTRA contract or not.
- Training your staff to better understand the complexities of the new production landscape so they can make informed decisions.
- Working with your teams to create a fluid process map to streamline communication and eliminate bad habits that may have become a default way of working.
- Retooling process or implementing guidelines to help keep the production process on track.
Won't implementing process or guidelines slow everything down?
Because we have worked in agencies and production companies, we understand how good and experienced production consultants can help the project move forward.
We have personally had experiences working with cost consultants who consistently viewed different projects through a one-size-fits-all lens, forcing the team to follow the guidelines and process, whether it was necessary or not. This style of working can gum up your production team with extra paperwork and time consuming process. And you pay for this extra work in agency fees.
We see ourselves as partners with you and your agency. Process and guidelines have to work for you and your teams, not against them.
Do I have to put Madison Media Group on retainer for a year? Or can you do project work for me?
Out retainer model is very flexible and can be custom-fit. We can also work on a per-project basis.