Since January, I’ve been inhaling coffee and painting my calendar red, as this semester has been the most insane yet: by May, I will have written 210 screenplay pages, produced over 120 minutes of the dramatic scripted TV miniseries CON, and will have met several career milestones, such as getting my first feature assignment, being nominated for a college television Emmy, and graduating from USC’s Writing for Screen and Television program (also known as the Writing on Zero Hours of Sleep program) and to top it all off still maintain some semblance of a social life.
On top of this I work two jobs — one at Verve (the Literary and Talent Agency that reps Meg Lefauvre, Colin Treverrow, and other amazing writers and directors) and the other as a Resident Assistant in Webb.
So if you see me on campus and I’m running to one thing or the next or typing furiously it’s because I’ve got to hit deadlines so maybe, just maybe, I can get some sleep — but it’s all worth it as I get to work with some of the greatest filmmakers at USC and do what I love.
which is wearing trenchcoats in 80 degree weather
A Snapshot of My Week
Saturdays and Sundays. On a typical weekend when I’m not on duty as an RA, I spend 20+ hours on set, helping keep things moving on schedule and make sure all the logistics I put into place with the help of our amazing producers and AD’s throughout the week (location contacts, crafty orders, shooting schedule, etc.) happens smoothly. On our show, we have a 1st AD who is in charge of the crew, a line producer help take care of the nitty gritty details, and us executive producers take care of all the paperwork on and off-set and deal directly with the Trojan Vision and film school administrators (and drive the golf cart!) [Read more…]