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Author Archives: The Anonymous Production Assistant
Not even a week into the new season, and there’s already drama behind-the-scenes on my show. Sigh.
I was hanging out in the wardrobe cage, as I am often wont to do. Partially it’s because wardrobe is a department I know … Continue reading
Raúl writes in:
I’m an immigrant with a background in film production (TV Commercials). I worked in the films department of a leading advertizing agency for five years before going on to become a producer for a TV Commercial production company.
So … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I mentioned “green beds” in passing, and Jess commented:
Okay, I’m stumped. What’s a greenbed?
I checked with Hollywood Juicer Michael, and apparently I’ve been using the wrong term for, like, eight years.
“Perms” are the permanent walkways built … Continue reading
Film school is done and the new TV season is upon us, so a lot of recent graduates are writing me emails about what they need to have on set or in the office.
Truth is, there’s not a lot that … Continue reading
If you follow me on Twitter, you might have heard some of my frustrations with background actors on a small shoot I was helping out on.
First of all, bear in mind that I definitely did not say any of these … Continue reading
Last week, I answered a question about film school that contained within it a big error–
Is there much overlap in the skills and techniques used in multiple camera television productions and those used in single camera television productions? I am … Continue reading
Natasha writes in:
I’ve been enjoying your blog and I wondered if I could ask you for some advice. I am an aspiring writer living in LA, ideally hoping to write for hour long television dramas. I am currently considering taking … Continue reading
A long Twitter exchange last week reminded me of a great, probably apocryphal story1—
A famous director was being driven home from Paramount after a long day’s shooting. As they inched along Melrose, the director pointed at a burger joint on … Continue reading
Andi followed up on yesterday’s post:
Total bummer though about the mileage. I’ll definitely be claiming it on my taxes however. Should I still keep tracking my mileage on a mileage form in case I’m audited?
Absolutely! In fact, make copies of … Continue reading