WHY DOES A PRODUCER NEED A CCSL?

A CCSL -- which stands for Combined Continuity and Spotting List -- is a key thing to have for many reasons.  Combined Continuity formats also come in many varieties depending on how much information needs to be captured.  Documentary filmmakers will require a very different type of CCSL than an action thriller will.  The primary reasons to get a CCSL include:  Translation, Subtitling, Closed Captioning, Music rights clearance and perhaps most of all, a plain old time coded English transcript for the legal department, especially for end credits.