Thursday, August 28, 2008

August 28th, 2008 Kicked Nathan's Ass!

Tomorrow is the last day of the workweek. Monday is a holiday. Tuesday is our first day of Principal Photography on the movie I'm working on. This means I have very little time to get ready for the first day.

This morning, we had the Production Meeting. All of the department heads sit in a room for waaaaaay too long talking their way through the schedule. The thing is, I know most of the stuff going on in the meeting already and could really use the time elsewhere. But I have to be there more to answer questions than to ask them.

Anyway, about 45 minutes into the meeting, my phone rings. A number I recognize. I leave the room and answer my phone. Guess what? Our location for the first two days is in a small Westchester County town. Last week the Police Chief told me our permits had been approved pending me making one adjustment. This morning's call was to tell me our permit had been denied.

Do you know what you call a location manager who doesn't have permits for the first two days of filming? Fired.


Three hours of frantic emailing and (fake) calm phone conversations, and I'm back in business. I'm still employed. The rest of the day went pretty much the same way.

Today kicked my ass.

Anyway, GF sent me a picture of the zoo she knitted for her 23 month old niece. That made me smile.


Anonymous said...

They're crochet.

Anon GF

Tracy said...

GF, lololol you should have added 'asshole'.
Sorry Nathan, your blood pressure must have been sky high. Glad you made it work out.
God I'm still laughing @ GF's post. Short & to the point. They're adorable, btw.

Jim Wright said...

You know, I think I had it easier in the military, Nathan.

Have a drink and relax. And then go to the lake tomorrow and drink and relax more, a lot more.

Steve Buchheit said...

It's always fun as you watch your job crumble and fall before your eyes. Congrats on pulling it out of ass at the last minute.

Anonymous said...

I'm very glad you still have a job.

I actually headed into Wednesday half hoping I'd get fired. No such luck though. Still employed.

Anonymous said...

I've always wondered, Anon GF. Are you anonymous to Nathan, too? Because that could get tricky after moving in together. Or are you just anonymous to us. ;)

Jim Wright said...

She's the pink bunny in the above picture - even Nathan doesn't know her real name.