Carrie Lynn Certa started her career on the producing team for various televised docu-series but soon after getting her feet wet, she spread her wings to indie feature films, which found her Line Producing in Ethiopia and has had her working abroad in India, France and the Philippians. 

Having worked in television, feature films and new media in both creative and logistical capacities, along side networks, studios and in the independent world, she has a wide range of skill sets she brings to every table. She has grown exponentially as a producer, not only through her practical experience, by utilizing the various educational programs provided by the Producers Guild of America. Grateful for the “free film school” she is now serving a second year as the Vice President, Chair of the PGA AP Council in order to continue her education and keep abreast of the next best thing in our industry.

In 2018, Carrie was named one of the “50 Women Who Can Change Media Entertainment” by Gloria Felt’s Take the Lead and with every new technological development and change in our industry, it’s important that you can change with it.


 Summary of Qualifications

  • 15+ years of Line Producing series, feature films and new media in both studio and independent productions, which includes script breakdowns, budgets and schedules.

  • Developed feature films, TV and New Media projects working directly with producers and writers.

  • Produced live action scripted, animation, unscripted, music videos and documentaries.

  • Negotiated or worked closely with BA on contracts for cast, crew and union deals: WGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and DGA.

  • Lead weekly calls with networks and the production company during prep through post going over cost reports and updating the team on the production schedule.

  • Launched and managed a digital/branded media division, making sure they stayed on brand for the company and client.

  • Fully understands post workflow from set to the edit.

  • International production experiences: Ethiopia, India, Philippines and France.

  • An original play written by Carrie was produced Off-Broadway and has taken the lead in script rewrites when producing.

  • Hired and managed crews and teams from 14 to 200+ employees/crew members

  • Developed and pitched various projects to networks and production companies

  • Worked with the leadership of the PGA to change policy for clearer communication

  • A keen ability to perform effectively under stress and motivate her team to meet their goals. 

  • Software: Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling, Excel, Outlook, Word and, yes, Facebook.


Current Owner of Ursa Productions which produces indie features and shorts.

Current President of The Outfit Entertainment, with partner Terri Jude Davis, to create scripted and non-scripted television, Branded Content and indie feature films.

President of Production, Grant Larson Productions (GLP) which created female focused feature films and children’s educational programming. (2016 - 2017)


 Credit List

PRODUCER

Rock the Vote: Equality Tour- (Tour Manager) “Jared & the Mill” and “Voices for Change” as the musical headliners.

(Consulting) Motionless - Documentary

Oishi Demon Hunter - Webseries (20 eps) Comedy: Live & Animated

Smosh's Ghostmates - Comedic Feature Film

Attachments - Rabbi's Gospel LLC - Rom-Com Feature Film

Herbie Derby Does Today's National Holiday - Webseries (26 eps)

A Day in the Life of Plain Jen – Short Film

Pill Bottle Angels – Short Film

(Field) Bridezilla - WE - Docu-series 13 eps. 

SpyForLove - Short Film

LINE PRODUCER

Super-Fan Builds Premium  Netflix - (13 eps.)  Docu-build

Magic Music - 3 Music Videos

Mario Karts: From the Pit Nintendo – 6 eps. -  YouTube

Jake & the Neverland Pirates Music Videos Disney Jr.  15 Music Videos

Difret -   Feature Film (Ethiopia) *SUNDANCE & BERLIN WINNER

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Music Videos Disney Jr.   14 Music Videos

What If People Died – McMeaningful Films -Comedic Feature Film

Circadian Rhythm - Signature Pictures - Thriller Feature Film

A New Tomorrow  – Mocumentary Inc. - Comedy Feature Film

Target Audience 9.1  – Emerald Rain Productions - Comedy Feature Film

Bit Parts  – Elf Twin Productions  - Horror Feature Film

SUPERVISING PRODUCER

            The AOF Channel– NBC   13 eps. - Entertainment Show

PRODUCTION MANAGER

            Development Reels - Wendy Williams Productions

            Hub Fall Promos - The HUB Network

Between Us - Bugeater Films - Dramatic Feature Film

How to Look Good Naked - Lifetime - 13 eps.  Makeover  

SEGMENT PRODUCER / ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

(SP & AP) The Kennedy Files - Reelz Channel - Docu-series  

(AP) True Hollywood Stories – E!

(AP) No Better Place to Die Feature Film (France)

(AP) Celebrity Medical Nightmares- E!  1 hour Special

(AP) Radical Hollywood Remedies- E!  1 hour Special

(AP) Fascinating Celebrity Weddings - E!

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Celebrity Wife Swap ABC

MAK Pictures(Staff) Discovery/TLC

Swamp Hunters- TruTV 12 eps. - Docu-reality

Confessions: Animal Hoarders Revisited 2 – Animal Planet

(Post) Deadliest Warrior Season 2 – Spike 14 eps

Cut In Half – National Geographic 2 eps

(Post) Man Hunt - Bravo - 13 eps. Reality Series

Saturday Night Solutions - Interstitials

WRITER

What’s Snappin’ - Webseries

Beyond Age and Reason - Feature Film

Smiley– Short Film

A Day in the LIfe of Plain Jen – Short Film

Pill Bottle Angels – Short Film

Recipe: How to Mend a Broken Heart – Short Film

SpyForLove– Short Film          

POST SUPERVISOR

 (Online)  Search for the Next Pussycat Doll  Cycle 2 - Reality  

(Online) America's Next Top Model - Cycle 6 - 9 - Reality

(Online) Sexiest Series - E! International

101 Sexiest Celebrities - E!