- Below is a letter I've thoughtfully written on your behalf. Just copy and paste it into an email and send it to Peter Caranicas (Deputy Editor, Variety) - email@example.com and BCC me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I thank you in advance for your participation. Now get to voting. Here's the letter...
I would like to nominate Temp X from the Hollywood Temp Diaries (http://www.tempdiaries.com) for one of Variety's "10 Assistants To Watch." I've thought long and hard about my decision and I was in no way encouraged to do so by any sort giveaway that could be perceived as "vote buying." It would be very "Un-Hollywood" to do anything unethical or sell out. Now as for the reasons for my nomination:
For these reasons and countless more, Temp X deserves inclusion in your 10 Assistants to Watch.
- Temp X tells it like it really is in the Hollywood trenches, which is the most comforting thing someone in my position can ask for.
- Temp X has helped many people get jobs and many more get interviews by routinely sending out job postings. How can you dislike a guy who does that?
- Temp X compiles the Brown List of Most-Liked and Least-Liked Hollywood Executives. The Brown List is (sadly) a more valuable document than my college diploma.
- Temp X was called a "Must-read" by Creative Screenwriting (May/June 2009) and "The definition of meaningless" by Deadline Hollywood. Both of them are compliments and one of them must be right.
- Temp X makes me laugh with such features as Another Day in Hollywood, Ask Fake Ari Emanuel and Celebs: They're just like us except better looking and dumber. Additionally, The Bennie Awards recognizing the Worst in Television is the best award show ever.
- Temp X sponsored teams for the Hollywood Assistant Beer Pong Tournament. My employer didn't even do that.
- Temp X does all of this while temping around town and making less than $20,000 a year.
P.S. I'm sure he's sorry about the time he posted instructions on bypassing Variety's pay wall. Hopefully you can look past that.