The Dark Matter Whisky/ey Club is back in session!
Line Producer Norman Denver and Executive in Charge of Production Robbie David – all chummy and smiles. For now.
Script Coordinator Alison Hepburn got me a bottle of hot sauce from Barbados!
Fantasy Football Consultant/Exec Producer’s Assistant Elliot Sokolsky stays hydrated and caffeinated.
The Locations meeting! Next week, we check out old warehouses and a place that manufactures anchors. Ah, show business. Living the dream!
I assume this won’t be the last time we see Robbie adopt this look of sheer terror.
Norman: A) Ordering a pizza, B) Playing Angry Birds, C) Has forgotten his passcode
Well, we’re back at it. Today, we kicked prep off with the customary “Raising of the Red Flags” as we prepare for yet another challenging year of making the most of our budget. Fortunately, we have a plan that involves – but isn’t limited to – shipboard mayhem, intrigue at the Ishida court, nefarious labs, time jumping, some pre-mindwipe flashbacks, and a few colorful guest stars.
Had a great lunch with Executive Producer Jay Firestone over which we discussed arcs big and small, character moments, production efficiencies, and directors.
Locations! Locations! Locations meeting at 3:00 p.m. was well-attended. We discussed the general game plan, the attack on those first three episodes (Looks like we may block shoot Episodes 1 and 4 first, shoot 2 in the three-spot, then come back from the holidays and shoot 3 in the four spot), Art Department builds, and recurring characters (Hello Commanders Truffault and Nieman in addition to…others).
Tonight, it’s dinner with actress Melissa O’Neil (Dark Matter’s TWO) and then back at it, juggling seven scripts simultaneously. Whew. I’ll be glad when production starts so I can finally relax.