Notes From a Hollywood Intern

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    My LEGO output has taken a nosedive, but I can tell you why.

    I've been interning at Scott Free Productions (the company run by this guy and this guy; lovely chaps, both of them), which means my days have been equal parts fascinating and frantic. An intern is at the bottom of the pyramid, so we make the lunch runs, the deliveries, the errands; all the scurrying to and fro that keeps the gears turning. But even that's glamorizing things. We are the lowest of the low. But the scenery's nice.

    And boy do I see a lot of it. These are the Post-Its of a few months' worth of errands, excluding some of the more sensitive locations. I'm getting to know West Hollywood very well. It's a nice town.

    Except for Beverly Hills; Beverly Hills is a terrible place, never go there.

    I do have GPS in my car, but there's something weirdly enjoyable about writing the job on a Post-It. Maybe it's because I've watched too muchDead Like Me.

    There is one thing I've noticed, in my time doing this. If I walk into WME or CAA, the big talent agencies, with a delivery to make, I tend to get an icy reception from the folks behind the front desk; a sense of hierarchy that I'm disrupting with my presence behind the frosted glass doors. But the parking attendants, the security guards, the gate keepers? Those are my guys. "Hey, you're on the bottom rung too? Awesome, let's be pals."

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    1. JETfri 40 months ago | reply

      sounds interesting, although I DO miss your LEGO scenes

    2. Wimbê [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      Indeed. I must confess I stole a few techniques from you ;)

    3. brickapolis 40 months ago | reply

      That's an awful lot of "down Santa Monica"

    4. The Acquaintance Crate 40 months ago | reply

      I just realized that, Good eye :P

    5. Profound Whatever 40 months ago | reply

      Well, the nearest major street is Santa Monica, so I'm up and down it a lot.

    6. Andrew Colunga 40 months ago | reply

      I got invited to a gallery opening in Beverly Hills. That is an un-normal crowd.

    7. The Acquaintance Crate 40 months ago | reply

      Well, I hope you have (or had) fun with that!

    8. Andrew Colunga 40 months ago | reply

      It was had lol, and it was wtvr. The funny thing was it was a LOT of people cramped in a tiny gallery, and it got HOT. Never have so many fashionable and well-paid people sweated so much before. Myself and a few others were obvious outsiders to this alien world of the Hills social scene. And as I left with my shirt mussed and a cigarette in my hand, the hottest girl I have ever seen in my life, (like unfathomably hot) bounced up to me - a girl who on any other day may have never given me a glance. She smiled and asked if I had been at that party, who was there, who was hosting it, and if it was still on. When I said that it was near ending and that I was leaving she said, "Okay," and walked away. I then flicked my cigarette into the gutter and wondered about the "who-you-know" and "where-you're-seen" laws of the land.

    9. jeninmaine 39 months ago | reply

      I find this "slice of life" kind of photography really fascinating!

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