I spent a couple of early hours on set this morning to watch Director Andy Mikita work his magic on Awakening (Day #3 of production). A lot of jumping around in this one which resulted in our block-shooting a number of successive scenes. Producer John G. Lenic swung by to inform me that we were pulling up a big scene from tomorrow’s schedule in order to give Andy time to shoot in that impressive new set in Stage 6.
Andy was confident that he could get it done – and so long as my director was comfortable with it, I was comfortable with the decision. And props go out to Louis Ferreira, David Blue, and Jennifer Spence who ended up having to pull up and prepare yesterday’s scene today on next -to-no-notice – and still hitting ’em out of the park!
I eventually returned to the office where I tackled the infernally frustrating scene. Once I get pat it, I wrap up Act II and it’ll be smoooooooth sailing from there. I would have finished it up sooner but every time I get into a conversation with my fellow writers, I end up having to tweak the scene (or other scenes) in order to track a recent change or development in the ongoing story arcs or character through-lines.
Speaking of which, here’s peek at what was up on the board today – a cryptic hint of what’s to come.
I hope I didn’t spoil anything for you.
Anyway, guess what we had for lunch today? If you guessed “chocolate”, send yourself an autographed self-photo. Ashleigh contacted the people at Vosges about the late chocolate shipment that arrived yesterday and she was told we could keep it. I felt bad and phoned up the company, offered to pay for the chocolates, only to be told the chocolates were on the house because of the shipping error made on their end. The woman I spoke to sincerely hoped the experience wouldn’t dissuade me from ordering from Vosges again. A classy act all around? Anyway, today’s lunch consisted of –
We also enjoyed their Exotic Truffle Collection (which includes Oaxaca, Gianduia, Ambrosia, Viola, Absinthe, Naga, Black Pearl, Budapest, Woolloomooloo, Red Fire, and Dulce de Leche), the Sweet Coquette Collection (described as “a dossier of aphrodisiac truffles” – which, in hindsight, explains a lot with regard to my late-afternoon mood), and the Collezione Italiana (Taleggio Cheese, Sicilian Sea Salt Caramel, Wild Tuscan Fennel Pollen, Olive Oil, and Balsamico). Linda declared them the best chocolates of the week.
More cause for celebration as today marked the birthday of one of our new writers, the lovable Remi Aubuchon.
And a pic of the white board in Remi’s office. Spoiler alert for every episode Remi has written and will ever write:
Today’s entry is dedicated to other birthday individual vv4072.