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...