“So what does Caitlin do?”I asked as part of my first day bid to know absolutely everything about absolutely everyone.
“She’s Head of Business Affairs,”I was told.
Really? Caitlin Brown was one of the very first people I’d met. She’d come into my office and chatted about film, television, and books (she’s going to recommend some of her Scandinavian favorites). I’d found her super pleasant, incredibly engaging, instantly likeable – and. thus, thoroughly atypical of most of the Business Affairs Execs I’d dealt with over the years. I almost didn’t believe it at first but, upon closer scrutiny, the tell-tale signs were there: the closed office door, the authoritative phone voice, the occasional no nonsense attitude. She meant business. Business Affairs business! And further internal research revealed that she, in fact, holds sway over two departments as Executive in Charge of Business Affairs AND Development. A most unlikely combination. But then, Caitlin is full of surprises.
Yes, she’s a delightfully grounded, perfectly sociable Executive in Charge of Business Affairs.
Who also DJ’s under the name DJ Mizz Brown.
Plays competitive basketball in two leagues.
And, by all accounts, is a bit of a music aficionado with one hell of an impressive collection of Jazz records.
These head-spinning revelations were almost too incredible to process when they were delivered this morning – but Caitlin kindly brought me back down to Earth by delivering yet another surprise –
In the form of a stack of contracts that required my signature. Can’t get more Business Affairs than that!
I spent much of the day working my way through all of the L.A. auditions. A LOT of familiar faces. Also got in touch with some old online friends about promoting the show as we gear up prep. Discussed some tweaks to the first four scripts. Oh, and Nat Cooper stopped by the office to discuss Harry Potter and helpfully put together a To Do list on my whiteboard. I’ve got my work cut out for me in the next few days:
Which reminds me – the Dark Matter Facebook page is up: https://www.facebook.com/darkmatterseries. Spread the word!