Frequently asked questions
What is a Line Producer do?
The line producer oversees all operations and logistics for a film, from the pre-production phase through delivery of the completed work. A line producer’s role is often coupled with the title production manager or production supervisor, depending on the project.
Job Desscritipion & managing Production Pipeline
Line producer job description and duties:
Set up the production company
Recruit personnel and services
Schedule shoot dates and locations
Oversee daily production
Communicate with 1st AD and unit production manager
Coordinate equipment rentals
Facilitate last-minute scheduling changes
Act as liaison between crew and Producers
Communicate with Post-Production Supervisor
Manage budgeting and salary for Editors, Composers, Sound Designers, and VFX
Create deliverables schedule
Guides delivery of completed components to guarantors, unions, producers, and sales agents
Track and meet distribution needs
What is a difference between Line Producer and Producer?
The Producer of a feature film or television series is a completely different position with completely different qualifications.
Producer is the person responsible for putting together the project, from hiring the writer(s), gathering the production team (including the
Line Producer), and being the main contact between the production and the studio, or the entity putting up the money for the film.
It's even possible that the
Producer is not on the set every day. They are usually "behind" the scenes, taking care of business outside the production. The
Line Producer is the one on the front lines -- going into battle. As any of you know, a film production set can be like a war zone!
What all projects have you done?
On my to do list : TV shows
- Indie-Feature Films.
What are some tips for new filmmakers?
1. Locations, Locations & Locations - Key Element of Film.
2. Hire a good Location Manager (when possible)
3. Allocate the money for Post-productions & Marketing in the budgets.
4. Don't be naive - Fix it on the set not in post.
5. Hire your key crew & post crew in advance.
6. Take care of your crew and crew will take care of your vision.