Episode Twelve: Lining up the Producer
The role of the line producer can change depending on the size of the project and budget. All rumors will be put to rest during this podcast as Tim Ryder sets the record straight about what exactly a line producer does. Tim shares his experience working on successful television shows, webisodes, and independent films and he also shares his non-film industry experience that helped him to become the line producer extraordinaire that he is today.
Episode Twelve Guests
Timothy Ryder- Producer
Mr. Ryder began his career in feature film marketing and reality show programming for such companies as Paramount Pictures, Orion Pictures, Disney and MGM. He joined Carsey-Werner Productions in 1989 on the critically acclaimed but short-lived Davis Rules with Randy Quaid and Jonathan Winters. He went on to work for ABC, CBS and NBC prime-time sitcoms and reality programs. Mr. Ryder was then invited back to Carsey-Werner as Co-Producer of the smash hit 3rd Rock From The Sun. He subsequently served as Consulting Producer for the company, handling the shows Men Behaving Badly, Townies, Damon, Earth Scum, and That 70′s Show. He eventually served as Associate Director for two seasons on Bill Cosby’s second series for CBS, Cosby. He has since produced various independent feature films, including the award winning Follow Me Home with Alfre Woodard and Benjamin Bratt. After a three-year stint on the NBC hit 3rd Rock From The Sun, Mr. Ryder accepted a more artistic position within Carsey-Werner Productions, in which he took on the responsibility of Picture Editor and Associate Director for That 70′s Show. He edited the first five seasons of the popular sitcom before departing amicably from Carsey-Werner to establish Raptor Productions, which presently has several feature film projects and teleplays in development. Currently he is co-producing the feature film production of Wrath Of Cain, starring Ving Rhames, Robert LaSardo and Robert Patrick (of Terminator 2) as well as show editor for Rita Rocks (Lifetime) and Romantically Challenged (ABC Network).
Jenna Edwards- Resident Producing Advisor
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