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.