Sunday, January 20, 2008
GRATITUDE day 13
I am grateful for my job. I was very very lucky. I did not study film or even know what an Assistant Director was. At the time I was working for ATA, a talent Agency and I was an Accountant Assistant for the the Business Affairs Manager. I was married and had 2 sons, an infant and a toddler. That year I was asked by the talent agency to train to be an agent, I was accepted into a women's re entry advanced program at Cal State Northridge in Electronic Engineering and placement with a film robotics company, and I was accepted into the Directors Guild of America as a trainee. What a year that was! I accepted the DGA offer, was a paid trainee for 18 months, and when I finished the program I was a DGA guild member and was able to get hired on my first Union film job (Back To The Future) as a 2nd 2nd Assistant Director. (I'd explain, but the title is specific and complicated). Since then I have worked my way up to a 2nd Assistant Director and am now a 1st Assistant Director. This job has been very challenging and fulfilling and has given me incredible enhancements to my life as well as great freedom to live the lifestyle I choose. I also met my husband on the set of "Riptide". I like my job a lot and if I don't like the people on a particular job, i just don't take it! It's always evolving and ever changing and rarely boring. It amazes me the twists and turns life takes when you least expect it. I just fell into this job - another gift from heaven - and I have never looked back.