Pepper Carlson CHt

Pepper Carlson CHt

Line Producer/Production Supervisor at Dream Big Pictures + Freelance
Santa Monica, United States

About me

Pepper Carlson, C.Ht. wears many hats! Coming from a genius mother lends itself to being a multi-tasking knowledge seeker. Carlson is a Certified Hypnotherapist, a Commercial Producer, Creative Visionary and is a Published Author.

Her new novel, The Karma Chronicles part 1: Hadrian’s Seal (January 2017), is published by Balboa Press, a subsidiary of Hay House Publishing. Her personal blog gained her an invitation to speak at Pepperdine University and you can follow her writing antics at Her short story, The Butterfly Papers (, is available as an ebook on most online retail outlets. A rewrite plus expanded version of this is in development.

Carlson has produced commercials for industry giants J3 Universal McCann, Good Company, GNet, Rockhard Films, and Motiv Films. Carlson has Produced two VMA nominated music videos and numerous other music videos, promotions for Spike TV, an abundance of commercials, several webisodes for Dell Global and a Pilot for Spike TV. She has Produced with Director/Producer Hype Williams, for Kanye West featuring Rihanna in All of the Lights (VMA nominated for best hip hop video), and Lil Wayne’s 6 Foot 7 Foot (VMA nominated for best hip hop video). She also produced Cee Lo Green’s Video Cry Baby for award-winning Director, Mickey Finnegan at Rockhard Films. Carlson also Production Supervised Godless for Producer Jonathan Lia, a short film that won the 2005 National Board of Review Award.

“Not All Who Wonder Are Lost” in development
“Breakfast Epiphanies” the Show in development


Freelance Production Supervisor
United States
2016 - 2018 (2 years)

Freelance Production Supervisor for various clients (commercials and print)
Staff Producer for various clients (commercial and print)
Staff Head of Production

Create complete bid packages, international bids and production service agreements
Budgeting & negotiation of line item bid totals / contracts with vendors & production consultants
Liaison between agencies, clients & directors (regarding overall creative, budget and schedules)
Implemented successful on line portal RFP for major brand which led to an SOW agreement
Hiring & supervision of above the line and below the line crew and talent
Negotiation with vendors, union representatives on behalf of production company and crew.
Development of production books, wrap books, daily call sheets, schedules, balancing of petty
cash, location scouting, insurance coverage, cal osha, DOT compliance,
Crew & talent bookings, field production, schedules & calendars, office set-up/strike, billing,
research, staffing, travel, and talent contracts
Cultivate and maintain excellent relationships with vendors and crew
Oversee Treatment packages - deck design, image pulls, writing & collaborations within
company and utilizing outside vendor relationships
Supervision of producers, production supervisors, staff and interns
Implementor of account processes and procedures to help create more efficient work flow
Actualizing, invoice payments, and wrap accounting, start paperwork, time card processing
Solution oriented and adept at organizing, multitasking and prioritizing multiple heavy project

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