Fees, as in…?
Biggest challenge - getting people to watch the show.
And keeping my stamina during the long long shooting days
Fees as in the usual price for an actor’s time. You are required by law to pay union actors (that’s what the union is for) but in certain circumstances/with the right paperwork, you can waive those.
I do it all on paper - I make a grid with dates and actors and just put out a call
How did you end up overcoming (or learning coping mechanisms for) those?
IT takes about an hour of time for the actor, they have fun with their friends, I make them food and get them drunk afterwards, and I light them gorgeously and write them fun words. Yes - no one is maing a dime, but the trade off I think is good!
@Bri_Castellini Got it. Thanks Bri! Will keep that in mind! waves Great to see you here, and thanks for inviting me!
The energy of the actors keeps me motivated.
And the cocktail hour keeps me focused.
I can’t stress enough - yes I think I am making great art but it’s mostly about having fun with people that I love!
Acting is one of my many avocations. I like doing Justins plays and I love Ave 43 because it’s great to have dialogue written just for me and its a great way to work on how I come off on camera. In that was I imagine it is like soap work.
@HackettKate Understood. Thanks Kate! Great to see you here, too. waves
@Justin Best advice for writing jokes/dialogue?
LIsten all the time. I spent years taking the bus here in town. People are hilarious and strange, keep track of everything
Is there a particular episode, arc, or scene that you’re over-the-top proud of? More so than you’re proud of the show as a whole?
Meow, Meow Meow Meow.
This particular season
The end of the world - nukes hitting Los Angeles storyline is my favorite so far
Meow meow meow you’re going to die, meow meow
Chapter Seven is also really a highwater mark
I loved the Borrego family - the Spanish version of the Sopranos