the process of preparing and planning before actual production begins; specif., the choosing of locations, casting of actors, revision of the script, etc. before the actual shooting of a film
of or in the time before actual production begins
- Taking place or existing before production: preproduction planning.
- Of, relating to, or being a prototype: preproduction models of next year's automobiles.
The preliminary arrangements, as concerning financing or personnel, that are made upon the inception of a project: a movie in preproduction.