In the unscripted world of television, what does a Line Producer do?  That’s the man or woman who is responsible for creating the series budget, creating the schedule, handling all insurances, determining the risk assessment for the series, hiring the crew, managing the crew, ensuring...

Dear Diary: Today, like most days, I’m running one-hundred and fifty miles in a lot of directions simultaneously. My in-box sounds like Ms. Pac Girl on steroids. Ping. Ping. Ping. Twenty-five unread emails and counting. I want to take my palm and smack myself upside the head...

Dear Diary: It’s me, Jane. I know, I’ve neglected you horribly, but I was on vacation. Tropical breezes, the smell of early morning sun-tan lotion, and the sound of waves rolling in and rolling out. I was at peace with the world.  I had no complaints....

People think Line Producers (LP) are mean. But the truth is we weren’t born with a ‘mean gene’ – we carefully developed it over many series and many seasons in defense against the dreaded and continual ask on productions. An ‘ask’, quite simply is when someone...

You’ve gotten the green light to produce a new series.  You will need a Show Runner, Line Producer, Production Manager, Coordinators, Assistants, DPs, ADs, Gaffers, Art Directors, etc. etc. etc.  You will need people who know what they’re doing, who can get the job done fast, and...