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Sunday, December 16, 2007
The lines were thinner at Warner Bros. last week. It's understandable given the holidays coming up and the fact that picketing is incredibly boring. It's just that it was starting to look less like picketing and more like loitering.
Show runner (Executive Producer). Person, usually in the midst of a divorce, who "runs" the room, i.e., tells you to arrive at 10:00 AM, shows up at 1:00 and spends three hours working his or her iPhone while regaling everyone with stories about how they did things on "Family Ties."
Co-E.P. (co-executive producer). Friend of show runner. Often a former substance abuser who worked with boss on a previous show. He ususally claims to be in his mid 4os (he's 53) and sees nothing inappropriate about hitting on a 23 year old P.A. (production assistant) wearing a tight ironic T-shirt.
Supervising producer. Supplier of endless lines late at night and on show day, including, but not limited to: "Someone forgot to take his meds!" "You do the math!" "________ on steroids!"
Staff writer. Bitter 24 year old Ivy League graduate raised on televison who thinks everyone in Hollywood is a hack but him or her.
Breaking a story: Staying late at night so it can make sense that Jim Belushi accidentally flushed a pair of boots down the toilet.
Table read: A group of actors sit at a table and read the script aloud while the writers laugh at the jokes they wrote.
Screenwriters: People who inexplicably think they are superior to TV writers because they are responsible for "Good Luck Chuck" and "Daddy Day Care."
Movies: The incorrect name given by people outside of the industry to "Features."