Topic: careers

Hollywood Jobs: Shawn Wilt, Line Producer

Hollywood Jobs: Shawn Wilt, Line Producer

Shawn Wilt is a Line Producer who has logged over a decade in production on shows such as 10 Things I Hate About You, Grounded For Life, and The Tracy Morgan Show. She called me from the set of her latest project, ABC Family’s Switched At Birth, to discuss all the twists and turns she took to get to where she is today, and how television really gets made. More »

Hollywood Jobs: Dan Curry, Visual Effects Supervisor

Hollywood Jobs: Dan Curry, Visual Effects Supervisor

This week, I got to let my inner Trekkie shine, and by “shine” I mean, I basically freaked out and had a conniption fit BECAUSE I GOT TO INTERVIEW SOMEONE FROM STAR TREK!!!!! Dan Curry is a Visual Effects Producer and Supervisor, most famous for his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Enterprise. He has won seven Emmys, and currently serves as the Visual Effects Supervisor for Chuck, which airs Mondays at 8PM on NBC. Dan spoke to me from his home California, while I tried to not have a mild stroke. More »

‘Teen Mom 2′: Would You Hire Jenelle Evans At Your Restaurant?

'Teen Mom 2': Would You Hire Jenelle Evans At Your Restaurant?

On one of the last episodes of this season of Teen Mom 2, wild child Jenelle Evans got fired from her job as a waitress when she up and drove to New Jersey with boyfriend Kieffer Delp without notifying anyone– ANYONE– of her plans. The fact that she managed to charge $700 to her mom’s credit card during her little jaunt up north has been well-documented, but she didn’t stop at just that. Oh no. She also skipped out on a whole bunch of shifts at her restaurant. While it clearly would have been too much to ask that she find someone to cover her shifts, you’d think that she’d at least have the presence of mind to call in and lie that she was sick or something; but no. She just didn’t bother to show up. So naturally, when she returned, her ass got fired. So guess what, folks? Jenelle is back on the job hunt! And, gee, who WOULDN’T want this model employee on their staff? More »

College Life: How to Tackle Annoying Questions About Your Post-Grad Future

College Life: How to Tackle Annoying Questions About Your Post-Grad Future

My ears are ringing with questions. Just call it the institutional inquisition.

Graduation is six weeks away. I don’t usually broadcast the inner workings of my every move to the whole wide world, but questions are flying at me from all angles about where I’m going and what I’m doing come graduation, and so on.

So what do I do? Well, whenever acquaintances approach looking inquisitive, I simply block out whatever they say, wait until they cock their head awaiting my response, put my hand in their face and say, “Talk to the hand!” More »

Crushable Quotable: The Kardashians Work While You Are Sleeping

Crushable Quotable: The Kardashians Work While You Are Sleeping

Although The Soup host Joel McHale likes to remind everyone that Kim Kardashian is famous for having a big ass and a sex tape, family momager Kris Jenner tells Redbook magazine that the whole family works their less-famous asses off. “It’s annoying when I hear, ‘What do your girls do?’ Well, first of all, all of my daughters have jobs. They are fashion stylists and designers; they own a chain of stores. They had the stores before they had the show,” Kris said. “And my kids worked from the time they were 13 years old. So to me, that’s a huge misconception that the girls don’t work. They work 25 hours a day.” More »

Hollywood Jobs: Monifa Coffee, Makeup Artist

Hollywood Jobs: Monifa Coffee, Makeup Artist

Monifa Coffee, 31, from New York, is a celebrity make-up artist whose work has appeared in the pages of magazines such as FHM and Essence and with the casts of shows like House of Anubis, Victorius, and VH1’s Love and Hip Hop. Monifa spoke to me from New York,about why she loves her job so much and what make up artistry is really all about. More »

Hollywood Jobs: Leslie Thorson, Location Manager

Hollywood Jobs: Leslie Thorson, Location Manager

In our new series Hollywood Jobs, Rebecca Rose will interview people who work in all aspects of the entertainment industry – except performing. Here, you’ll meet the people who keep the show going on behind the scenes.

Leslie Thorson is a Key Assistant Location Manager who has worked on over 20 major Hollywood films, including LA Confidential, Something’s Gotta Give and The Italian Job. Leslie spoke with me from her home in Los Angeles in order to help me understand what it takes to do one of the toughest, if most under-appreciated fields in production. More »