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...

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 talking about -  those moments when your Executive Producer tells you the water scene you...

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 who talk because they are in love with their own words and ideas – yes it’s...

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 child’s mind for hours. Like Silly Putty, a production budget...