Nuts and Bolts: What a Line Producer Sees In Your Script

Carrie Certa
The Outfit Entertainment

"This was ridiculously informative." -James M.

Has anyone ever asked you what the budget of your film is and you had no idea how to answer? Or has anyone ever told you that you needed to find a way to revise your script so the budget wouldn’t be so high, but you didn’t know what parts of your script were pushing the budget over the edge? Or have you just wondered how a line producer would look at your script?

If any of this sounds familiar, you’re not alone! Carrie Certa is here to demystify the process.

*Carrie will be using Final Draft 11 during the webinar.

This 90-Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • What is a Line Producer?
  • Formating mistakes you may not know you’re doing.
  • Script Breakdown
  • High vs Low budget films at a glance.
  • Live Q&A!
About Your Host

Carrie Lynn Certa's career spans almost two decades and her experience covers all genres and mediums. In 2018, she was named as one of the "50 Women Who Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment" and is currently serving her second term as the Producers Guild Vice President, AP Council Chair. She has line produced seven independent films, one of which had her in Ethiopia for “Difret”, executive produced by Angelina Jolie, which won the audience award at Sundance 2014. “Difret” is a dramatic feature based on a true story of a 14-year old girl who is on trial for murder of her kidnapper and rapist. In 1996, this was the first case ever of murder in self-defense in the country of Ethiopia. Most recently, she produced the cult favorite webseries "Oishi Demon Hunter" and feature comedy "Ghostmates" starring the Smosh creators Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, which premiered on YouTube RED. And before her tenure at Grant Larson Productions as President of Production, Ms. Certa produced on the popular web-series "Super Fan Builds", now on Netflix! Other titles include the horror film “Bit Parts”, a political mockumentary “A New Tomorrow”, comedies "Target Audience 9.1" and "What If People Died", and lastly the action thriller “Circadian Rhythm”, which had her working alongside Seymour Cassel, Jonathan Banks, Rachel Miner and David Anders. In addition, she has worked as a Post Production Supervisor and on the producing teams for top-rated reality shows such as “America’s Next Top Model”, “Manhunt”, and “Bridezillas”.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


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