Magic To Do

Line Producers are the magicians in the 3-ring circus that is Reality TV.  Sure, you’ve got your lions and tigers and bears (Oh My!)  But the Magician is worth the price of admission. You want 25...

Negotiating Tactics

Blah, blah, blah blah.  You made your point.  Blah, blah, blah, blah.  You expounded on your point.  Blah, blah, blah, blah.  You went too far.  The art of negotiating is knowing when to shut...

Tell The Truth

Sometimes you make mistakes.  Sometimes the mistake is so huge you feel certain this will be the one that will get you fired.  Maybe even blacklisted from ever working in this business...

What’s a Cost Tracker?

Every good Line Producer knows the financial health or sickness of their production at all times.  Knowing where you are financially helps you overcome the unpredictable.  You know what I’m...

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...