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#1 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:11 PM

I have been day playing on a CW network called Easy Money (shot on F23's). Yesterday the UPM received a call from the powers that be, telling her the plug was being pulled. Details are sketchy. My gut tells me the credit crunch claimed yet another victim. At this point I just want to get paid for last week's work, but I hear they are trying to get backing to come back and finish the season (we were doing episode 8 of 12) in a month. Ironically, the production company is called (you guessed it) Sub Prime Prod's.

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/easy-money

I was also slated to operate on a indie feature slated to shoot early next year. Last week the producers pulled the plug on that one too, since the source of their wealth was (you guessed it again) the stock market.

Scary times indeed.
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:14 PM

Hey Saul, my friend Andrew Aguilar just got the same call!
Tough break.
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#3 Richard Boddington

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:23 PM

TV shows and movies go down the drain even in the best of times.

This is a tough business no matter what happens on Wall Street.

Sorry all the same though.

R,
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#4 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:35 PM

Fast developments here. My gut may have been wrong. Apparently the Easy Money producers were unhappy with the writing and a creative shake up was needed. I was assured I would get paid and some co-workers were fairly certain the show would come back. I sure hope so.

At least that is what they are saying. 4 weeks to get new writers? The crew will move on, locations will be lost, etc. It is all fishy to me at this point.

Looks like I was too quick to come to conclusions.

Edited by Saul Rodgar, 13 October 2008 - 03:38 PM.

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#5 Paul Bruening

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:46 PM

The stock market has been going up this afternoon. Hope springs eternal.
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