I have no idea. What is the best job in the book industry? Honestly I’ve never thought about either one of them. They’re not in my bag. What is the best part of working in the film and book world? There are some good parts. Some of those good parts are being around people who get that job, know that line, have a great idea, and don’t mind if they take a step back and tell me how it’s going. For whatever reason I do like to be around people who get it on a level that I get myself on. One of the many ways I do that is I hang out with people working in Hollywood. And that means sitting in an office full of people who work in Hollywood. Which means I get to have a laugh. A lot. It’s the best part of my job. I’m lucky to have worked with some great people, and I think that that is a good part of the work, too.
What’s that saying? If you go into it with the right lens of view, you’re going to have a great time. When I first got into it, I used to write in different studios. I used to work at MGM, and then I worked at Paramount, and then I actually came to Paramount and worked at Paramount for about six months. When I was shooting on Paramount, I took a lot of the pictures out for a week or two to get a look at them. I learned a lot. I was able to see things. I was able to see the color palette and what the lighting was doing. I learned a lot. I was able to see why colors are funny. I was able to see the way the lighting is going to play with the lighting. I was able to get an idea of what I’m actually looking at while I’m shooting the picture. Being around actors who are just as excited as I was, having different colors going on and being able to see them, knowing what they were thinking and really hearing their voices…you learn to be in them. You learn who they are and what they are going through and what they feel. Being around actors who don’t mind taking some time out and talking, who don’t mind sharing their thoughts, really is a good time. When you realize that, it just makes everything better. I’m lucky to do that for a living.
So what was your favorite job in the film industry? I don’t know if it’s something I’ve done, but I had an