- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
I work freelance in the film industry. Its a small business and everyone knows everyone.
I usually work on lots of big feature films in Vancouver. I’m getting married in Toronto where my family lives. In August, I was approached to take over a TV series starting in January. The previous Production Coordinator was being replaced. In film, you NEVER get that much notice for a job. On paper, it looked good. I would go to Toronto and stay with my mom, make wedding plans and all would be good.
I get here and can feel the vibe is not good. I have over 20 years experience and I am at the top of my game. The situation is the first season of this series the PC was upgraded to Assistant PM (Lisa) and her team all upgraded. The APC to PC and Secretary to APC and the PA to Secretary. That season the two underings now APC and Secretary destroyed the newly upgrade PC. (That is who I was hired to replace). I caught on early that these horrible people we manipulative people they were.
I could feel the daggers out for me. As it turns out the project has been picked up for additional episodes, extending us into November, and I am getting married in October. I told the two evils, that I would leave early and they could both upgrade yet again.
Today, I get a phone call from a good friend in LA. Like I said this is a small business. She knows someone who works at the writers office in LA, they asked her to warn me that the evils were planning a coup. Getting rid of me like they did with the last PC.
I’m not really sure how to handle it. I want to talk to them. But, I’m hurt, not surprised but hurt. I want them to back off and I will leave when I find another project. Not sure what to say or how to say it.