As many of you know I’ve been working in reality tv for the last 6 months.
It’s been a quite a ride. Read on for the journey/announcement.
Last December I got a phone call out of the blue to come and work as a PA (production assistant) the lowest of the low on the production totem pole.
But it was a job and I was very desperate for work. And there’s always a good chance that you have to work your way back up when you start a new job in production.
It was only supposed to be a few days worth of work, but it quickly ballooned into a semi-permanent staff PA job, and then quickly turned into a staff job.
Job security is a very good thing.
I ended up doing a number of different jobs as a PA, helping out with many of the ongoing projects that my company is involved in producing.
Soon after I was approached to be the “post production coordinator” on a show that we had been working on since December (the show I was first hired on to). I gleefully accepted. My new job would be to coordinate all the post production flow for the show, from dealing with people from network to dealing with our editors and animation company (more on that soon).
It was a lot of responsibility but a very good step in the right direction, clearly they saw that I was capable of handling more and trusted me with a very large chunk of work that makes or breaks a show being done on time for air deadlines.
Fast forward to now. The show is set to air THIS Saturday AND I’m now an Associate Producer on the show as my workload and responsibility has grown over the past few months of working on the post production of the show.
It’s a reality show called Celebrity Sex Tales on Playboy TV. It’s not exactly what you think of when you think Playboy. It’s different celebrities sitting down with friends telling pretty ridiculous sex stories and we animate portions of the story. I’m fairly proud to have worked on the show and really proud to have gone from a PA to an associate producer on a single show. It’s cool to see something I’ve worked really hard on actually be on TV for people to watch.
It’s actually a pretty funny show and some of the stories are pretty crazy. If you happen to have a subscription to Playboy it airs THIS Saturday May 7th (check your local listings for time) (I’ve kinda always wanted to say write that).
That’s my big news. It’s a 10 episode run for the show and fingers crossed we get picked up for a 2nd season.