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Hollywood assistant advice High Quality

I studied film in college and after a series of internships during school breaks I moved to LA post-grad with the goal of working in development and writing in the evenings. Unfortunately I don’t get to write too much because I work 10-12 hour days but I work so hard because I love my job and give 110% to our projects. Some of the TV shows I work on are even on the air. :) The biggest advice I can give to anyone looking to work in Hollywood is that a) you have to be here (sorry NY); b) watch as many movies and TV shows as you can. Not only is it the only way to know the medium but then you can really discuss things with artists when you meet them; c) read the trades (Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, Variety) every day to learn the names of the people who are making deals.


"So I’m not the most adored person on the face of the earth. You have to know this. There are a lot of people who don’t like me at all, I’m very sure of that. But I wasn’t put on earth to be liked. I have my own reasons for being and my own sense of what is important and what isn’t, and I’m not going to change that.”

RIP Betty Joan Perske aka Lauren Bacall, a legend, an inspiration, and a dame in every sense of the word.  

1 week ago
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uselesschicharron asks: Are you really a Hollywood assistant?

I am indeed! The terribly glamorous profession of rolling calls, scheduling meetings, and working long hours. But I love my work and learn a ton every day. :)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (#64)

When I pulled this up on Netflix on my computer at work literally every person who walked by paused and said “Awww Jiro?” and then proceeded to gush about the tuna and fish markets. The movie didn’t grab me at such a deep level (I tend to like slightly more complicated docs) but I still really enjoyed it. The photography is perfect as David Gelb captures just the right essence of every shot with a bright, clear lens. The characters are interesting and the sushi looks to die for. If I were ever in Tokyo I don’t think I could leave without dropping that $300 for a plate.

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The Theory of Everything looks phenomenal

Who’s already crying about The Theory of Everything? Just me?

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Coco Before Chanel (Coco avant Chanel) (#63)

As befits any fashion related biopics, this is a lovingly made and clearly shot movie, though it fails to really nail the soul of its narrative or rise to an inspired level like other films in the genre. Audrey Tautou is always wonderful but here, while she looks the part to a T, she doesn’t embody the soul of Coco as completely as I feel some other actresses could have. Instead it is Benoît Poelvoorde who steals all his scenes with character depth. Perhaps it is the lack of internal torture revealed onscreen but that could very well simply be my personal preference. Honestly, for a film about one of the greatest fashion designers of all time, I’d have liked some more clothes and seamstress skills instead of a love affair that I never managed to entirely connect with. It’s still a good movie, don’t get me wrong, but I think there is a reason you don’t hear it acclaimed as much.


Mads Mikkelsen + the angry face twitch thing requested by anonymous

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Schlussmacher (The Break-Up Man) (#62)

A generally entertaining romantic comedy that while naturally predictable does a good job traveling overseas. I loved Matthias Schweighöfer as the charismatic and very attractive lead (he does nice job directing as well) and that’s what kept me engaged. I found his partner, the bizarre and haphazard Milan Peschel terribly annoying and their slapstick sequences ultimately grating. Still, it’s a well shot film (a bit of a car commercial at moments but I’m not complaining about it) and a decent one to check out if you’re looking for foreign rom-coms on Netflix streaming.

Bernie (#61)

What a gem of a movie. I remember hearing that Jack Black deserved an Oscar nom when this first came out a few years ago but dismissed the thought as absurd. Having watched the move now, though, I definitely think it’s the finest he’s ever been and definitely deserved the Golden Globe nod. Richard Linklater casts and directs his cast of oddball characters expertly and the semi-documentary element is hysterical especially being rooted in real life. It’s a dark comedy and an absolute riot because of it.

Happy Birthday Myrna Loy!

(August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993)

Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming

Gone with the Wind characters: Rhett Butler

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Make Mine Mink (#60)

I love Brit comedies but this one was so tedious and exhausting that I am ashamed to admit I actually couldn’t get to the end (I did manage the first hour, though). While the Athene Seyler, Terry-Thomas, Elspeth Duxbery and Hattie Jacques are all sufficiently British as our bumbling mismatched leads, I found their constant doddering incredibly frustrating and really only wanted to watch the B-story of Lily and her Constable. I was hoping for an incarnation of Pink Panther and alas this was not it.

They Came Together (#59)

I wanted to like this, I really did. I tried to laugh and tried to find the jokes original but in the end it was impossible. The movie attempts to be a send up of romantic comedies with all their cliches but it’s instead moronic and an exacerbating viewing experience. While I generally enjoy Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, their absolute lack of chemistry (even though you know they enjoy working together) and absence of any character growth is frustrating. Jokes are lame and repetitive (literally) and particularly irritating because the title of the film is so good and packed with sexual innuendo. Unfortunately the content is not as hilarious and there is nothing raunchy or sexy here. My friends and I all gave it a resounding C- largely based off our disappointment.


Happy Birthday Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993)

"How many women do we know who were continually kissed by Clark Gable, William Powell, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy and Fredric March? Only one: Myrna Loy… And to meet whom did Franklin D. Roosevelt find himself tempted to call off the Yalta Conference? Myrna Loy. And to see what lady in what picture did John Dillinger risk coming out of hiding to meet his bullet-ridden death in an alley in Chicago? Myrna Loy, in Manhattan Melodrama.”

Lauren Bacall