Life, v3.0 1

Until I was about 21, I thought I was going to be a rock star. Until I was 28, I thought I was going to make movies and TV for a living. Until I was ____, I thought I was going to be a professional computer nerd. — Life has taken a lot of twists ...

Oh, for FUCK’S SAKE

I haven’t posted an update on the whole SAG-not-having-a-contract thing in a while since SAG was mired in infighting and nothing was really happening. Then the board removed the executive director and chief negotiator about a month ago and replaced them with people who were more willing to make a deal and avoid a strike. ...

Happy Thanksgiving

This year, I’m thankful for: My job, because it’s nice to have a job I like, let alone any job whatsoever after spending a third of the year unemployed My family for being understanding about me not schlepping my ass to the East Coast for a whopping two days of family time. My friends, for ...

Well, That’s Just Ducky 3

I don’t know if it’s been reading about the potential SAG strike or the fact that we’re going to have a double-unit Monday to welcome us back from Thanksgiving, but apparently my problem of grinding my teeth has gotten a bit worse. And by “a bit worse” I mean, goddamn, the tendons in my jaw ...

Oh, Goody

You know, if you’re a federal mediator and you give up on trying to get SAG and the studios to agree to something after TWO DAYS, you’re not very good at your job. I seriously can’t believe we’re about to go into another round of this craziness.

A Stab At Explaining This SAG Nonsense

Trying to explain why, even though it does not appear the Screen Actors’ Guild is actually going to strike anytime soon, I am frustrated with the lack of progress in the talks, is a little hard to explain. The stalemate has brought all feature production to a grinding halt, and because of the weird timing ...

Once More, With Feeling

It’s always fun to read a story in Variety and, before reaching the end of it, start mentally calculating how much plasma and/or heroin I’ll need to sell to make rent.

Strike Comme Ça, S’il Vous Plait

Why can’t strikes here be like French strikes? They’re going to have a TV strike, but it’s been announced well in advance and is only lasting one day. I’d rather that sort of strike than the sort I fear we’re about to have. The sort where I look at my pile of old shoes and ...

Oh, Yeah… 2

I suppose I should say something here before it starts, since I will likely be sucked into a black hole for a couple months once it does: I’ve got a new job starting Wednesday. I’m leaving the HBO pilot I’m on as a PA up in Santa Clarita to work on a Fox pilot as ...

Strike Two

Depending on who you read, talks between the AMPTP and the Screen Actors’ Guild either ended without a deal or completely fucking imploded tonight. You know it’s serious when Nikki Finke breaks out the clip-art alarm bells. So now, we’re staring down the barrel of another potential strike, this time by the Actors. A smaller ...