Screaming Won’t Save You

I’m convinced a secret closet exists in every production company from NY to Los Angeles.  A closet that not only glows in the dark, but likely pulsates and magically replenishes itself daily. This...

Why Production Meetings

Before you shoot you must have a pre-production meeting before everyone scatters to wherever the heck they’re going. Yeah, I know, meetings, meetings, meetings.  The constant yammerimg of people...

A Budget is like Silly Putty

Silly Putty – a popular toy during the 50’s and 60’s.  It was housed in a bright red plastic egg case, and could bounce, stretch, and take on various shapes.  It was meant to occupy a...

Network Notes

I once had a Line Producer say they didn’t need to be on network calls because they weren’t involved with the creative.  To that I say, “poppy cock”.  The creative drives the production...

Pay Attention

If you want a job in television or film production, you’re typically going to start as a Production Assistant.  Whether you advance toward your desired goal and move up the ranks has...

What Does A Line Producer Do?

Pretty much every thing. 1.  Designs and writes the production schedule 2.  Writes a budget based on the creative and the schedule 3.  Obtains insurance for the production 4.  Hires all personnel...

Being in TV

There are several essential ingredients you’ll need to make it in television production.  A certain somethin’somethin’ you must have that makes you  stick-to-it no matter what. ...

Plan, plan, plan

If you over spend when you’re shooting and plan to make it up in post – to that I say  – WTF? Because it’s NEVAH gonna happen.  You don’t make money as you move along...