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Bright lights and late nights

Posted by Office-Bob on 07 Jun 2015 | Tagged as: The Church of Pyro, FX

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s a safe bet that anyone who talks about “the glamour of the movie industry” has never actually worked in it.

I recently worked two nights on an upcoming TV show which, because of an NDA that I had to sign, I won’t go into detail about because I’m not sure if my own personal blog falls within their definition of “social media.” Here’s how each day went:

DAY 1 - call time 3:00 pm, wrap at 4:48 am the next morning.

DAY 2 - call time 3:30 pm, wrap at 6:00 am the next morning.

Considering that the money one makes on a union production is pretty damned good, especially when you factor in regular rate, overtime, double OT and meal penalties*, all things considered I’d still rather work on fireworks displays or do live theatre. Why, you ask? Well, because:
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