Started work at Cannery Agency again on a making-of featurette for the "Gossip Girl" Season One DVD. All I had to do was watch the first five minutes of one of the episodes to become familiar with the material and I understood the whole show. Same old "O.C." crap, blah, blah, blah.
The good news is this next week will probably be pretty busy. The delivery date for this 20 minute piece is a week from Tuesday which really isn't a whole lot of time between cutting the rough, having the producer give her changes, make those, etc. etc. I'm sure I'll at least be putting in some extra time next weekend, as well as an evening or two, which will nicely fatten my paycheck. Good. Need it.
Appalling note: Amongst the interviews I've been looking through, one of the producers says the parent company in New York owns the rights to this show has a bank of authors on their payroll. These authors write original book series that the company comes up with. Even though they certainly want revenue from the book sales first, these books in turn are completely and totally intended to become TV shows or movies. Then when they are picked up, the parent company in NYC has all the rights because they came up with the idea themselves as opposed to negotiating with an outside source. Then when the show or movie premieres, a screen credit will give the property added heft because they can say, "based on the book". Can we say 'artistically void'. Amazing. But then again these teen soap shows speak for themselves.