Friday, May 23, 2008
Greetings From Sunny California!
Hello fellow bloggers! I am officially a "California Driver" as I like to call it. I've been honked at more than once while navigating my way around the sprawling city of Los Angeles. I started my internship at the Late Late Show on Wednesday. When I got to the CBS Lot I found myself more than a little confused. I wandered by the Price is Right studio and found a very nice old man to help me find my way to the LL Show. No it was not Bob Barker, but I was very greatful for the directions. Everyone at the LL Show is very nice. I am learning that Coffee is as essential to a TV show writer as oxygen. Yesterday I made at least five pots within one hour. My main duty is to make sure every staff member has all the scripts for the show, along with revisions and rundowns for that day's production. We shoot one show Monday through Wednesday, and two shows on Thursday. Friday seems to be a day to wind down after the 9 to 10 hour days the rest of the week demands. I met the legendary producer Peter Lassally on my first day. He is a big player in World Wide Pants, the production company for both the Late and Late Late Show. As for the show host Mr. Ferguson, I have seen him from a distance, but have not had the pleasure of introducing myself yet. I would say the best part about this internship is getting to be in the booth during the taping of the show. It can be hectic, answering phones and getting scripts out, but I feel like I am right in the middle of the action. It is incredible to see all what goes into making a TV show. The producers definatly fly by the seat of their pants when making split second decisions on camera angles and script changes. I have to say the show is pretty hilarious. I say if you can't go to work and laugh than quit your job. I don't think that will be a problem here.