Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Pager Problems

I handle all the pagers for the studio. Meaning I’m the guy they come to if they have a broken pager, need a new one etc. Part of my job is making sure that pagers get activated and swapped in a timely manner. For a little while there our pager company was having some technical glitches which made my work horrid. We eventually got them resolved, however, the company still wanted to come speak to us about the resolutions. Of course, two of them flew out from Texas for a little meeting where we basically said “everything is working now.” I guess they just wanted an excuse to get away or something, but talk about your inane business trips. 1 week till I start my new job.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


I haven’t even been using this blob to document what I said it would, and that is my inevitable rise to prominence in the film industry. Well, that isn’t going too fast but there are changes. I just accepted a new job with out TV department here. Basically, I will be handling our relations with network executives so we remain in close ties with them when they decide to order shows or pilots for their new line-ups*. Our studio has a great reputation of putting a lot of shows on TV so I have to maintain that relationship with them. My title: Administrative coordinator. How boring. I was also helping on and independent short film over the weekend. I started out as a PA/Grip and moved more into Gaffing and Camera. It was great to do something creative again but I had forgotten how relentless the hours and work were. I fell in love with the HD camera there, wanna get one. Maybe when I win the lottery; but that is a different rise to prominence to be documented later.

*a line-up is the listing of shows that a network (such as ABC or CBS) decides to put on the schedule for the upcoming TV season.