At the Sundance Film Festival, Adobe announced new project management and collaboration features for Premiere Pro. A new Production Panel in the program interface will make it easier to organize the workflow for complex or extensive projects such as TV series with many episodes or feature films in a clear and efficient manner.
Such a new production directory can contain any number of project files, which then share the assets -- audio files or titles that are used repeatedly do not have to be available several times. If several editors are working on the production, they can access project files among themselves, but they cannot change them while someone else is working on them (write protection). The production data is stored in a local, shared location.
All sub-projects of a production share the settings, including scratchdisk directories. If a preview has been calculated for a project, it is automatically available to other editors of the project file, so there is no need to render it again.
The new production environment is aimed at production houses and agencies and, according to Adobe, has been used for films such as "Terminator: Dark Fate", "Dolemite is My Name" and currently for David Fincher&s "Mank" (the last two for Netflix). It will soon be made available to Creative Cloud subscribers as a Premiere Pro update.