Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Brown List 2012 -- Call for Nominations is now CLOSED


For the fourth year in a row, the Temp Diaries is surveying its readers to identify the MOST-LIKED and LEAST-LIKED entertainment executives.  Once the results are tallied and the report is released, they are compiled into something I've called THE BROWN LIST.  THE BROWN LIST is designed to serve as a resource for job seekers to answer the question "Do I really want to work for [Hollywood Executive]?"

Nomination is easy.  Using the form below:
  • Write in your MOST-LIKED entertainment industry executive.
  • Write in your LEAST-LIKED entertainment industry executive.
  • Add any comments you feel like about your nominees.
  • Hit Submit.  All entries are completely anonymous. (See below for more info)
[Note:  Please include their company if you know it.]

THE BROWN LIST uses American Idol-style voting.  So nominate someone as many times as you want.  The deadline for nominations is October 5, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.  I will then tabulate the results and release them October 16, 2011, which by no small coincidence is Boss's Day.

Now get to voting...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

NBC is lazy and stupid...but you probably knew that

I have a lot of spare time to think about things.  These hours are primarily spent wasting away idly in a shitty job market while simultaneously avoiding the sweltering heatwave that seems to have enveloped us since last year.

Earlier this evening I went out for a walk, assuming it would be somewhat cool out.  I was wrong.  But that has nothing to do with this evening's post.  I happened to be walking past a urine-soaked bus stop along Melrose (although "urine-soaked" is probably implied when referring to a bus stop on Melrose), when I happened upon a poster for the soon-to-be-canceled NBC sitcom Guys with Kids.  To the unaware, this show is basically a TV adaptation of the 1983 movie Mr. Mom starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr.  It will show these 30-something men struggling with such newfangled parenting activities as changing diapers and feeding toddlers.

If all this doesn't sound like a compelling "been there, done that" sitcom, there's one more element of unoriginality to this future entry in the TV scrap heap.  And that is its promo poster.  The main characters, played by Anthony Anderson and two guys I've never heard of, look slick in with their shades and their infant-stuffed Baby Bjorns. 

But then I started thinking...where have I seen this before?

Oh right.  A sleepy little indie film called The Hangover. 

Keep up the good work NBC.  You never fail to fail to impress.