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This year, our Front Seat award is given to Anonymous, the author of a blog called The Hollywood Temp Diaries.
This author has obviously had more local experience than that rental car driver, but nevertheless manages to convey the resentment of those who don't move right into the corner suite of a major talent agency ten minutes after exiting the Greyhound terminal. Here's one snippet to convey the tone of the HTD:
Monday, December 6, 2010OK, this blog does show some wit, as its author likes to point out, but we are entitled to wonder why he stays here if it is all so repugnant. Is he confined to Hollywood by some condition of probation? If not, why not go to Chicago, where there is lots of regional theater, music, and city sponsorship of the arts?
Nothing of note happened last week. I had a temp gig that paid a sum total of $112.50 (before taxes). I did a little bit of writing. And I helped a friend move out of LA. Oh how I envy her.
By the way, the overall theme of the blog is that temp work is underpaid and demeaning, and that some employers are jerks. Just in case you didn't know.
To answer his question as to why I don't move to Chicago, I'll simply ask which of the major studios are headquartered in Chicago. Paramount? Universal? Warner Bros? Fox? And what about TV networks? Can't think of any yet, huh? Even Oprah, Queen of Chicago, knew to set up the Oprah Winfrey Network in Los Angeles. Think before you write.
As for the "some wit" comment, I believe I offer more than "some." Jerk.