After filming, they lead the editing of a film, preparing a ‘directors cut’. That cut will be reviewed by producers and financiers before signing off the final cut. Directors may be employed by TV broadcasters, film or television production companies, or work on a freelance basis. Directors hold the creative vision for the whole production, so they have relationships with every department head. In pre-production, they work particularly closely with the producers and casting directors. During production, they have close on-set relationships with the director of photography and the first assistant director. In post-production, directors work with editors to ‘cut’ the film or programme to a desirable final product.