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...

First – let’s determine your ability to withstand pain and pressure.  The type of pain and pressure associated with being hurled into space at 2000 miles per hour in a tin can, reminiscent of the scene in the film Apollo 13 when Tom Hanks and...

You wake up.  That’s a decision.  You brush your teeth.  That’s a decision.  You put on your jeans go out and order a triple-shot-decaf-vanilla-extra foam-hot latte.  BAM! Another decision.   With at least 10 decisions made before you come to the office  why does it...

Some People might say 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,...

Cable budgets are getting smaller.  Asks are getting bigger.  And 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...