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So you want to be a Line Producer!

—Published on 27th Apr, 2023.

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The list of producers on a project can go on and on. But what about line producers? What exactly is their role and what are their responsibilities off and on set?

According to ScreenSkills, the industry-led UK skills body for the screen industries, line producers “… are at the heart of a production, hiring the crew, allocating the money and making sure the filming is done safely, creatively, on budget and on time. They are typically the most senior member of the production team, second only to the producers.”

FILMCO is pleased to present this essential workshop on line producing with Trinidadian producer Lesley-Anne Macfarlane. In this one-session in person workshop, Macfarlane will give participants a solid overview of the job of line producing.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • The role and responsibilities of the line producer
  • Essential skills needed
  • Budgeting & Scheduling for the production
  • Overview of various programs such as Movie Magic, Celtx and Scenechronize
  • Production tasks
  • Post-production tasks


Dates: Saturday May 27, 2023
Time/Duration: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM AST
Location: 22 Jerningham Avenue, Belmont (FILMCO’s Office)
Book Online Now: Tickets are $300.00. Click HERE to register and purchase your ticket.

Students (with a valid student ID card) and FILMCO members pay $150!

FILMCO members/students (with a valid student ID card) can receive a 50% discount on the ticket price. To receive a discount code, please email

Participants can also pay for the workshop via online bank transfer. Email us at for banking details.


Participants should have a basic understanding of film producing.

About the Facilitator: Lesley-Anne Macfarlane

Lesley-Anne Macfarlane is a producer with a range of experience from commercials to independent film in the UK and the Caribbean region. In 2022 she produced her debut feature film, Little English. Supported by the BFI Audience fund, it is currently on a UK theatrical run and has also had festival screenings at the London Indian Film Festival and Tasveer Festival in Seattle, where it won the Audience award. She is currently developing her slate; a mixture of genres and formats, targeted at diaspora audiences, dealing with themes of cultural identity. Her last short film, Immune, continues on the festival circuit and has won nine awards including two for Best Film.

Most recently, Lesley-Anne was invited to judge for One World Media Awards and selected for the 2022 BIFA Springboard programme. She was also one of the female identifying talents for the Birds’ Eye View Filmonomics programme. Additionally, in 2021 she participated in the year-long ScreenSkills Pro-Create Mentoring Programme for Producers, the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew and is a member of the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) alumni.

In 2017 she co-founded a social enterprise dedicated to creating a sustainable ecosystem for film and television producers and directors in the Caribbean called the Filmmakers Collaborative of Trinidad and Tobago, which also manages the largest English-speaking film festival in the Caribbean, the trinidad+tobago film festival.

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