Useless…

Happy Tuesday!! How was your 3 day weekend?…Well if you had a 3 day weekend. Do lots of places close on good Friday? I don’t remember. I could just google that but honestly I really don’t give a shit to know. Why take up space in the old noggin with such trivial crap. I had a fantastic weekend. Probably one of the best weekends I’ve had in quite a few years. It was one of those that I’ll never forget for several reasons. Continue reading “Useless…”

Trainee Pledges…

Happy Muthafuckin’ FRI-DAY!! I hope you had a great week at life and at work but mostly life. Life should always come before work I always say. I know it sounds tough because well..you need money to live that life but it’s really more of a way of thinking. Continue reading “Trainee Pledges…”

STEPAGE!!…

Happy Tuesday everyone! How are you? How was your weekend? I had a rather uneventful one myself. It rained almost all weekend and that was reason enough for me to stay dry and indoors. Continue reading “STEPAGE!!…”

No Brand Names…

Happy Tuesday!! I know I’ve been missing in the blogging action but honestly I just haven’t felt compelled to write about anything. The reason I started this thing was to explore some of the craziness in our industry and since I haven’t really been working all that much I think my momentum for writing has slowed down. Continue reading “No Brand Names…”

That’s Fucked Up…

Happy Tuesday!! I know, I know. I’ve been seriously missing in action the last few weeks. I attempted to write this up last week and then I ended up working all week and I just could not find enough time to balance work, writing and sleeping. Sleeping is the most important of those because I refuse to be tired when the hours of rest are available to me. Continue reading “That’s Fucked Up…”

Seasoned Fools…

Happy Tuesday…Wednesday! A late as hell Wednesday post at that. It’s that holidays…well not really…it’s currently that time in between Christmas and New Years that no one can explain. I mean I guess there’s many people that went back to work already but in our line of work the town is still quiet. Everything will usually get back up and going after the New Year. Continue reading “Seasoned Fools…”

The Price Of Loyalty…

Happy Friday everyone! How are you? Is today your last day before the Christmas break? Were you on one of those “special” shows that made people work right up to 2 days before Christmas eve so that you have to now squeeze all your shopping into one day and pay the highest possible airline rate to fly back home? Continue reading “The Price Of Loyalty…”

The Current Situation…

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…”

Go Fuck Yourself harvey…

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.

-PEACE

Is It A Power Thing…

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.

-PEACE