Turnaround (filmmaking)

Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

Turnaround is a term of art in filmmaking used to describe conflicts encountered between the development phase of filmmaking and the preproduction phase of filmmaking. The conflicts between the two phases often occur when a film project is in developmental hell and cannot reach the preproduction phase without outside assistance or help. Once such outside assistance is obtained or applied, then the film project is described as having gone through a turnaround.