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Being Hollywood and Fake Interviews

First off, Oscars. Slumdog - woo! Though no surprise there. It is sad, though, that for a film that swept the Oscars it hasn't even broken the $100 million mark, which means most people haven't seen it. I thought the actual Oscars program was well done. Hugh Jackman...

Reassurance (And Why I’ll Remain Behind the Camera)

If you survived the 2 years in Film School, you'll do fine in Hollywood. Said by Ali Bell, visiting alumni. Sorry I can't write more, I'm in the midst of a perfect storm and potential breakdown (Update: storm has passed). But on another note, I should probably remain...

Film School Grad in Hollywood Reporter

Ali Bell, 30 vp production and development Montecito Picture Co. Not everybody can trace their film career to their mother's love of John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood." "It was a combination of the acting, the cinematography and the way my mom was so rocked by the...

Burn Notice – On-Set and Production Assisting

At the beginning of the summer I had mentioned how I stumbled on the set of Confessions of a Shopaholic and through a couple degrees of someone who knows someone, I was put in touch with the Location Manager of the show Burn Notice and invited to come out to the set....

Schadenfreude!

A while back I mentioned how I was sort of fired/not re-hired to run the on-campus TV station. Another person wooed the new president with her ideas of new TV shows and contests yet lacked any knowledge on how to actually do that. Well, I just found out that she was...

Geoffrey Gilmore and the Creature from the Black Lagoon

So right before I went off on documentary making adventures, Mr. Gilmore and I had a rendezvous back in Tallahassee. First, to belay any doubts I had when I ended my last recount of our adventures, he did remember me. Joining him was Julie Le Brocquy who produced...

5 Ways to Become a Future Hollywood Power Player

While doing some film book browsing on Amazon, I caught the release of The Hollywood Assistants Handbook and ordered myself a copy. It wasn't long before everyone in school was reading a copy. After all, we're filled with FHPPs (that's Future Hollywood Power Players...

Interning and Secrets

To continue my tail of un-hiring woes, we must first go back a few months to the first time I drove Geoffrey Gilmore around. As I said in summation, driving Geoffrey around brought me a lot closer to Paul Cohen, an independent distributor ((That means he buys films...

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