Bonus Features Cliché Lookout: Casting
People love the movie industry. They love Hollywood. They love the glitz and the glamor, the lights and equipment, the movie stars and directors. America is obsessed with where our entertainment comes from and how it gets to us. And do you know what’s even more exciting? The chance to become part of the story, even if that means just being a person who walks by in the background. I admit it, I’d jump at the chance to be an extra even in a crummy looking flick, and I have absolutely zero desire to be an actor.
As some of you may know, I live in Metro Detroit. In the past couple of years, several movie productions came to the D to shoot, and the area went absolutely insane over it. Seriously insane. In no time business were popping up to support the little bit of Hollywood that had arrived in the Motor City. We had studios, special effects companies, casting agencies, booking companies, consultants, and on and on.
One particular business I always found interesting were the companies that were supposed to train people to be actors, or at least extras. There were quite a few of them, and it seemed like almost every week one of the local news station was doing a story about how one or more of them were up to some shady stuff, basically charging people are premium and not getting them into any movies, even as just an extra.
What does all this have to do with today’s comic? I guess I see a lot of the sad Metro-Detroiters who got scammed by these consultant in this poor EMT.
About this Episode:
Boy, I sure am getting a lot of use out of this ambulance set and its minifigs. Maybe they’ll turn into regular cast members now. Or not. Who knows. The whims of fate being cruel and all…
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