Happy Muthafucking Friday!! The weekend is finally here and don’t you dare think about setting an alarm clock tomorrow. You worked your ass off and deserve the rest. SLEEP IN!! Continue reading “The Current Situation…”
Happy Friday!! How was everyone’s week? Did you work? Are you off? Maybe enjoying a nice little hiatus? I worked all week and I have to say it was quite awesome. I worked on 3 different shows this week. It gets so crazy at times that I’m not even sure what the hell I’m on sometimes. I was working on the lot the and someone rolled by in a golf cart that I knew and yelled “What are you on?” and it took me a good minute to figure it out. I was outside and not around anything to remind me about what I was working on. Honestly eventually we work on so many different projects that it just feels like one giant movie that’s just been going on forever and ever and ever and ever. Alright let’s get into this shall we?
I assume from the title that one can already figure out where this post is headed. Before I get into it though let me just say that there will be a lot of cursing in this post. There will be a lot of ranting and probably a fair amount of good old name calling…actually I like to call it name assisting. If you don’t feel comfortable with either go ahead and come back on Tuesday, I’m sure I’ll be in a lighter mood because the weekend will have come and gone. I’ll also probably toss in a “Go Fuck Yourself harvey…” every now and then just to calm myself. I won’t lie, saying it and writing it for some reason makes me happy for that second or two in between the feelings of rage and anger about this issue. Over the course of the last few days we’ve began to untangle the clandestine fucked up world that this disgusting, disturb, unhinged, methodical human being made for himself and it’s really struck a nerve with me as it has with many. I know that to some of you out there I’m just words on a screen but if you’ve followed and read my blog over the course of the last year I think you can clearly see that I really hold the concept of everyone being treated equally very serious. The older I get the more I see that this is truly an important element that I value highly. I can’t stand watching people being mistreated in any form be it verbal, physical or mental and always try to persuade people who are to come forward and say something. I know that’s easier said than done. There’s a ton or possible repercussions but I feel that it’s important people stand up for themselves and that if we know someone who we try to help them find the strength to do so. So this story right now is tearing me apart because I know this is a dark side of this business that has been going on for decades and that there are many out there that know it and have helped cloak it.
I really wish that I could say that this came as a shock to me but it didn’t. I didn’t specifically think shit Fuck harvey but anytime a person in power in accused of crimes like this by multiple woman within days we just know something is up. I know the law and that everyone is innocent till proven guilty but I’m also not a fucking moron that can entertain the idea that multiple woman who had nothing to do with one another got together in secret and devised an intricate plan that included claiming to be sexually harassed or raped just to get money or to ruin someones career. I can’t speak for everyone but I really doubt that anyone wants to come out to the public with that. That is very personal, traumatizing shit that people wish they could just make go away. They wish they could just forget about it and never have to deal with it. Some poor people spend years trying to make themselves think that it never happen. So if you think for one second that those people want to put that out there in the public eye and risk all the backlash or the simple fact that now everyone will know and it will take that much longer for them to escape it then you have some issues to deal with yourself as a person. They do it because it tears them up inside to continue going on while shit particles like harvey continue to live their lavash lives. I don’t understand how some people can’t see that point of view but sadly common sense is not common..or sense actually according to this article that I just found after I typed that.
I want to believe that now that shit show harvey has been exposed for the sack of Dodo shit that he is that the industry will take a turn for the better. That we will be able to seek out and get rid of all the other 100’s or 1000’s of power-hungry people out there committing the same or worser crime at their studio or company but I just don’t know. While it’s true that this incident has now brought up the discussion and that with each passing day we learn about another person that may have helped cover it up or a person who themselves is now being incriminated I still, just don’t know if things will change for good. Real change takes dedication and time. I feel that this is going to cause some waves, we’ll see some changes here and there but slowly and surely the old ways will return. Then they’ll get caught again and blame growing up in the old days. It’s so fucking stupid! I can’t believe he would even try to use that excuse or that his lawyer would even issue it. I know you get paid to represent him but holy fucking shit how do you sleep at night? I mean is the money really that good that you just don’t care.
I won’t continue with this much longer because I’m sure there’s definitely not a shortage of people out there showing their displeasure with this shit pie but bare with me, I’m almost done. It’s a strange coincidence now that only a few weeks ago I wrote a post about Bryan Singer and his controversial past and accusations. I stated that I was not going to watch the show “The Gifted” because I felt that I was adding to the problem by supporting a company that gives this accused never convicted pedophile a new show. Not only any show either but a show that revolves around young kids that develop mutant powers no less. Doesn’t that sound like total fucking insanity and disregard for attempting to be a decent human being. I get that he’s never been convicted but can you really just turn a blind eye to all the suggested evidence? I’m talking to the multimillion dollar companies that pay him. There is literally millions of talented film makers out there, why must you back the one with such a mysterious and questionable history. Instead of risking the money in the legal turmoil that will follow your company if this person is exposed why not risk that money on a new film maker or hell several of them. Haven’t you ever heard of the phrase never put all your eggs in one basket. The truth will always come out, it’s not if, it’s when. If you don’t know anything about Mr. Singer just google his history, get informed.
Before I say my good byes though I want to speak to any and all women and men that may have been the victim of any type of abuse. I’m truly sorry that you have gone through this. My heart breaks every time I read about another case of abuse and many times I find myself crying and having to stop reading for a while. I hate that there is terrible people like this in the world. People that may well know they have a problem but chose to ignore it instead of seeking help before it materializes into something worse. I know it’s hard, I can’t imagine what any of you have been through but I will say that I will now and always proudly stand beside you when you speak up against people like this. I will proudly speak up for those that I feel are being mistreated when they may not have the voice to do so and I’m proud and inspired everyday by the bravery that all of you have to come out say something.
Thanks for reading everyone. Have a fantastic weekend. Be good to one another.
Happy Tuesday!! How is everyone on this fabulous day? It’s currently Monday in my world and I’m working over at Warner Brothers today in Burbank. It’s a little warm out here for October and I’m not a fan….I actually would love a fan…Hmmm. Tomorrow however I’m working in Simi Valley and I have a 530am calltime. If you have never been to Simi Valley consider yourself a very lucky human being and carry on with your happy no Simi Valley life. No, I’m joking..maybe. It’s just way too much desert and heat for my liking out there. I like the dark and cold. Much like what this business is doing to my heart the longer I hang around. FUNNY! Anyhow, it’s (Simi Valley) a 4o minute drive so that means that I will be up at 4 tomorrow and out the door by 430am. The only bright side of that is that I will be up at 4:20 and we should be done early-ish. It’s 6:30PM right now. That means that I will have to be back at work within the next 10 hours. Doesn’t that sound like total insanity? You too can live the dream like all of us if you join the film industry today! Moving on, I will say that I’m working on 2 different shows and that’s why this is happening. I’m on a different show tomorrow than the one I am working on today. Usually I would avoid this type of situation because I value my health and therefore rarely overwork myself but I only have 4 days this week so I know, I’ll be alright. I know I’m such a baby. Whatever, it’s my life everyone, stop judging and go live yours how you want. Enough of this shit, let’s get into this shall we?
“So it’s a power thing?” was a question I overheard a Background performer ask a Production Assistant the other day. The PA was giving them shit for not doing something they asked on Set and was pretty bent out of shape over it. I know I’m never really bent out of shape at work and therefore it always looks like everyone is in a pissy mood to me but this persons anger was definitely boiling. The question stayed in my head because I know the answer, it’s “Fuck yes it’s a power thing!” Most ADs and PAs always have this illusionary power over the BG. Actually wait I stand corrected if we’re going to talk about people who think they have this extreme seniority over the BG it’s the whole crew. I written about it many times but let’s get back to the Production Department. At times some do think that they are like these fucking kings and queens playing human chess and that all the BG is there to do their bidding and not question or have a say in the matter. I’m not by any way trying to insinuate that they have them do anything that is not pertaining to work. I’m saying that how they speak to the BG at times to ask them to do something makes the AD/PA at times come off as he is trying to throw his power around. It’s like watching a drill sargent with his recruits, a parent with their underaged child, or that asshat 😉 boss that we’ve all had and hated. Think about that last one. We’ve all had that boss. Even the asshats had that asshat boss before they became an asshat. How can anyone let themselves become that boss?
I’m not a power-hungry person. I mean I don’t have problem with it but I’m just not the type of person that is on this endless chase of power & money. I’ve managed many people in my lifetime in a few different industries and not once have I ever spoken down to anyone. I’ve never tried to strut my position in someones face as a threat. I’m a realistic person. I know that whatever title was given to me was just that “given to me”. Someone gave me that title. Sure I may have earned it by working my ass to get it but being a shit to people isn’t a requirement. It’s a title, it has no real power. This isn’t like the medieval ages where you had titles attached to your name because of the countries you conquered or training you acquired. You knew someone, worked with someone or interviewed with someone who gave you the job. It amazes me the amount of people who get a title and totally change their attitude on set at times. It’s like the Jekyll and Hyde effect. I’m not the only one who notices this either. The crew is always quick to acknowledge someones attitude change when given a promotion. I find that so fucking strange. While I can say that I’m a bit more held back at work than in my personal life I don’t think I could ever do a full 360 at work because I’m placed in a different position. I mean I would obviously change my work habits for the new job but my attitude? The way I act and interact with everyone around me. I can’t change that for anyone let alone a job.
I’m just saying I feel that some people need to take a step back at times when they are bossing people around and think about how to go about it. Some people out there just need to work on their technique a bit. No one should ever just bark out orders and expect people to respond positively. Instead of trying to show off your title why not try to make it better and really understand it. I can tell you right now there’s not one job out there that being a power-hungry asshole is a requirement…at least not one that I know of.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out another post. Before I wrap this up I want to say that I’ve been promising you guys some new content on here for a while and next Wednesday we will finally be featuring an all new section here at We’re Not Rolling. It will be written by one of my best friends & business partners. I can’t wait to bring you all some of this mans stuff. He’s got a great, creative mind and I know he will add that much more to this little home that’s been built online. Have a great rest of your week and make sure to stop by on Friday for an all New post.
Happy Muthafucking Friday everyone! How in the hell is everyone doing? How was your week? Personally with the exception of Sunday nights insanity and Monday’s aftershock it was an excellent week. I worked a few days, had a day off in the middle, the Packers whooped ass and the weekend is but a few hours away. Continue reading “I’m Part of The Crew…”
Happy Friday! I’m going to be straight up with you now, this will be a rant. I’ll try and keep some comedy in there because honestly laughter will get you through almost anything. I love laughing and as of the last 7-8 years I love to smile too. I know that sounds odd, you might be thinking.. doesn’t everyone smile? Continue reading “Are They Listening, Do They Care…”
Happy Tuesday! How is everyone doing this week so far? I was off yesterday and today fortunately but I got some work coming up the next 2 days…or it may only be 1 day as I just noticed that one of the jobs never called me back yesterday. Continue reading “To Watch or Not To Watch…”
Happy Friday!! First off let me say I’m sorry for the absence of the Tuesday post but it was my Birthday and honestly I totally forgot to write it up Monday even though I was off. I don’t know what the hell happen. I honestly thought all day Monday that it was still Sunday and when I finally realized that it was Monday it was way too late to write-up a post because I had a 530Am Calltime on Tue. Continue reading “You’re The Teacher?!…”
Haaappy Friday, Haaaappy Friday! Make sure you sing those, that’s why there’s extra ‘A’s in there. Anyhow, how is everyone on this fine day before the weekend shenanigans and the fight of lifetime..our time…this month…I don’t know. I’ll be honest, I don’t give a shit. I can watch it on tv or I can see the highlights on YouTube. Continue reading “Do You Hear What I Hear? No…”
Happy Friday! How did the week treat you? Did anything exciting happen? Did anyone lose their shit for absolutely no reason at all on set? I did work today (Thursday), it was very…very hot. Continue reading “The Love/Hate Continues…”
Happy Tuesday! How are you all doing today? I day played yesterday…which is really today…I’m currently sitting with the BG in holding typing this. Which is pretty convenient I must say. It’s been a pretty easy day so far and its suppose to be short so here’s hoping because we did have an 11am call. If you haven’t listened to yesterday’s Toke Talking Podcast make sure to check it out. I have a good friend on there that works at Marvel and gives us a few cool stories. Alright enough jibber jabber let’s get into this shall we?
First I’d like to clear up that was not the end of the Jibbering and Jabbering because that is really what I do best. HA! Moving on! I had originally written this out and then thought…why not just make the meme so WALA! Feel free to spread it amongst the internet. I know it’s an old one but do these things (memes) really age? Hmmmm. Passive aggressiveness, a condition that although I’m guilty of committing myself I try with all of my will to never do it at work because well…IT’S WORK! I don’t get upset at work or when I do, it last about 2 minutes before I realize that I’m at work and how ridiculous it is to get upset. If I was a surgeon, a cop, a judge…someone whose job has a direct impact on others lives then I can understand being stressed out. However making a TV show or a Movie…not as stressful. I know, I know…producers and some of you others out there are probably bent out of shape over that comment because they’ll claim that I will never understand the pressure of producing a movie and worrying if it’s going to do well. To which I reply this, I can guarantee that I would still give as much a shit as I do right now. Because one thing I can guarantee for Fucking certain is that my personal stress level is not going to help the movie do better. Laying in bed stressed out and taking my anger out on others is not going to help the movie do better. A long time ago I figured out how silly it was to get stressed out or angry over matters that you have absolute zero control over. I’m not sure why everyone doesn’t know this already but it’s a lesson that when I learned I never let it go. This is a good one too..
However getting back to the levels of Passive Aggression in this industry. Some of you out there seriously should wear a GoPro chest harness all day so when you get home you can review the footage and see first hand what a whack job some of you are. I thought of writing about this because there is no way in the world that anyone can go on any set and not overhear or observe at least one passive aggressive move. Today, at the TOP OF THE MORNING! Everyone is just hanging out at breakfast and this one special crew member gets there, eats and then just hangs out. I see him walking around while other crew members are all loading into vans. Well what happens next, the last van leaves for set and the van that we’re using to transport the BG to base camp (Which is not near set) gets back. I jump in the van with the BG and guess who comes strolling up to get in a van and wants to go to set, it’s crew member guy that was just hanging out watching all the vans leave till he was ready to leave to grace the set with his presence. He wants to go to set and so the driver tells him “There will be a van that goes to set coming shortly. This van is just for the BG for base camp.” Then this very amazing human being in response vomits this garbage collection of words “Oh really, the BG is more important than the crew. Ok cool.” and shuts the door. Dude really? First let me make it absolutely clear that not ONE of you out there are any important than anyone else. I get that they write your name next to a title and you feel that gives you some type of super power that makes you better and more important than other people but NEWFLASH “You are not special. You’re not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We’re all part of the same compost heap. We’re all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”-Chuck Palahniuk
If you don’t like something don’t be a fucking child and say you don’t like it and then don’t do it. It’s really that fucking simple. However don’t do it and then act like a ass while you do it spewing your anger through in every sentence you utter. It’s not other peoples problems that you aren’t man or woman enough to say how you really feel. So instead you hide your true feeling in little annoying responses and I really think some of you should seek help for. It’s not cool to be a dick to people covertly like that. We work a lot of hours and I understand that at times we do get a bit heated and shit gets said. I’m not talking about those, one and a while moments, I’m talking about people that do it all the time. I’m talking about people that have this reputation. People whose middle name should actually be Passive Aggressive. Hahaha! Lighten folks, it’s just Film Making.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out another post here on the ole We’re Not Rolling. I truly appreciate all of you, even if you don’t read my blog you too are appreciated. Have an excellent week everyone. Make sure to stop by and check the Friday post for one last laugh before the weekend. Be good to one another and next time your head starts to boil and you feel a smart ass comment about to come out of your mouth STOP and think about pizza, cheeseburgers, puppies, chocolate…basically anything that makes you happy. Hopefully the thought will bring some awareness to what really matters in life, hint…it’s not your job.