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Production Supervisor Kelley Sims

Our guest today, Kelley Sims, has had a long a varied career– from actor to accountant to production supervisor to, most recently, co-producer.

These are the kinds of jobs you don’t necessarily dream about when you’re in film school, but they’re vitally important to the running of a show. And, as Kelley points out, working in these office-type roles doesn’t mean you’re giving up your dreams of being an artist. After over a decade learning and experiencing the practical side of the business, Kelley is on track to produce his own films, soon. And I’ll bet he brings his movie in on time and on budget, unlike certain other producers I could name.

Today’s episode is brought to you Caps Payroll; they’re not just for background anymore.1 They’re giving away two pairs of tickets to Crew Call listeners for their VIP suite at the Staples Center. The winners will get to choose from a range of events (concerts, sports, etc).

Winners will be chosen at random on Sept. 21st during the next TAPA networking event. (You don’t actually have to be physically at the event to win; just pay attention to your Twitter feed, wherever you are.) You’ll have to listen to today’s episode to find out exactly what you have to do to win.2

CAPS Payroll – their focus is your success.3

Chris Henry not only produced today’s episode and wrote the theme, he also conducted the interview, since I was unavailable. Basically, Chris did all the work this week. You should thank him on Twitter.4

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Footnotes    (↩ returns to text)

  1. They asked me to say this.
  2. To help you with the spelling, they are @CAPSPayroll, and I’m @TheAnonymousPA.
  3. They asked me to say this, too.
  4. I didn’t tell him I was doing this; it’ll be hilarious when his Twitter account blows up, and he doesn’t know why.
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