Support Our #creatives® Shares: A Day in the Life of a Production Assistant | RocketJump Film School on YouTube

Introduction When I first worked on-set in 2015, I was a production assistant (PA). That should not be a surprise, That is usually our entry point when working behind the scenes. I have written extensively about production assistants on this blog, including my own experiences. Here is an interesting video report where Colin West McDonald … More Support Our #creatives® Shares: A Day in the Life of a Production Assistant | RocketJump Film School on YouTube

Support Our #creatives® News: The Port Jefferson Documentary Series Announces the Hybrid “Stay With PJDS 2020 Fall Series.”

The Port Jefferson Documentary Series is thrilled to announce its hybrid “Stay With PJDS 2020 Fall Series,” a combination of outdoor and online showings. This approach allows the Fall Series to proceed in this time of COVID-19. Here is the film lineup: 9/14 – JIMMY CARTER ROCK AND ROLL PRESIDENT, Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson, 7pm … More Support Our #creatives® News: The Port Jefferson Documentary Series Announces the Hybrid “Stay With PJDS 2020 Fall Series.”

Support Our #creatives® Shares: Alan Greenstein – The Creative Mind | London Glossy Post

The shared article originally appeared in London Glossy Post: “Alan Greenstein – The Creative Mind”. I usually do interviews with creatives for my blog, BUT … now the tables are turned as I AM INTERVIEWED,  by The London Glossy Post. Deborah Thomas is presently the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of London Glossy Post. Debby and I have … More Support Our #creatives® Shares: Alan Greenstein – The Creative Mind | London Glossy Post

Support Our #creatives® Shares: De Niro and Netflix Bet That New York Can Be a New Hollywood | The New York Times

The shared article originally appeared in The New York Times: “De Niro and Netflix Bet That New York Can Be a New Hollywood”, by Matthew Haag. Being from New York City, I am always attracted to viewing films and TV shows produced there. Over the years, many new studios have sprung up across the five boroughs, … More Support Our #creatives® Shares: De Niro and Netflix Bet That New York Can Be a New Hollywood | The New York Times

Support Our #creatives® Shares: What 4 Showrunners Look for When Staffing a Writers Room | Vulture

  Discussed in this post is a critical part of the production of a TV show: the writers room, where content for a TV show is born.  The shared article in this post provides a take on what makes a good writers room. The shared article originally appeared in Vulture: “What 4 Showrunners Look for … More Support Our #creatives® Shares: What 4 Showrunners Look for When Staffing a Writers Room | Vulture

Support Our #creatives Tours the Studio Backlot

Introduction A backlot is an area behind or adjoining a movie studio, containing permanent exterior buildings for outdoor scenes in filmmaking or television productions, or space for temporary set construction. I will relay how I became familiar with the look and purpose of a backlot. Back to the ’70s – Learning about Backlots I visited … More Support Our #creatives Tours the Studio Backlot

Support Our #creatives Shares: Nights at the Museum: When the Met Became a Movie Studio | The New York Times

The linked-to article in this post originally appeared in The New York Times: “Nights at the Museum: When the Met Became a Movie Studio”, by James Barron. I saw “Ocean’s 8” recently, which is about a group of women pulling off a theft at the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Gala. I have not seen … More Support Our #creatives Shares: Nights at the Museum: When the Met Became a Movie Studio | The New York Times

Support Our #creatives Shares: 14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Broadway Understudies | Mental Floss

The linked-to article in this post originally appeared in Mental Floss: “14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Broadway Understudies”, by Erin McCarthy. I normally report on content that is video/recorded. However, the world of live theatre also fascinates me. Someday I will work behind-the-scenes in a live production. I love going through a Playbill and looking at the … More Support Our #creatives Shares: 14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Broadway Understudies | Mental Floss

Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists | When Women Inspire

  Mary Pickford (photo from article; photo source: Kate Gabrielle, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr) The linked-to article in this post originally appeared in When Women Inspire, Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists, by Christy Birmingham . It has often been said that if you want full control over a project, make your … More Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists | When Women Inspire

I work with her on “B-City”! Interview with Jolie East-Miji | IndieActivity

The linked-to article in this post original appeared on the IndieActivity website, Interview with Jolie East-Miji, by Michael Ford. I have worked with Jolie East-Miji on her webseries, “B-City” (in both seasons 1 and 2; season 2 is currently in production). I am an executive producer on season 2 (and key production assistant on-set). I love … More I work with her on “B-City”! Interview with Jolie East-Miji | IndieActivity