Arts & Entertainment

Film 101: What Does a Line Producer Do?

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Aug 16, 2021 • 6 min read

There are many producers involved in the making of a feature film, who all have different responsibilities. The line producer runs the actual nuts and bolts of a successful film shoot. The line producer is hired early on, they handle the budget, they hire all the other department heads, and they make sure everything runs smoothly during production.