Show Runner:  “We really need the special light for this round of shooting.” Line Producer:  “Why? I’m not saying no, I just need to understand why before I can allocate $350/day for something  that was never discussed or budgeted for.” Show Runner:  “Yeah, well, the DP says...

The creatives want twelve weeks to shoot five one-hour episodes and you have a three-episode budget. The Director is a DIVA - in all caps. The Executive Producer uses you as a dart board and the network can’t decide….well, they can’t decide anything. Yeah, yeah, yeah....

Welcome to the wonderful world of production.  But Before you hit "OK" on that Instagram selfie of you on set chowing down at the craft table – here are a few things you may want to consider as you make that climb up the production ladder. FOOD IS REALLY...

Line Producers like to adhere to the Boy Scout Motto of “Be Prepared”. If you’ve got what you need on location or in the studio – you’re able to function quickly and get the job done. So I’ve learned over the years to carry certain...

Cable budgets are getting smaller.  Asks are getting bigger.  Line Producers still have to be magicians.  Almost reminds me of a country song. The fact is the creative asks are never going to get less. As a Line Producer there’s only one way to handle miniscule...