Flora, I couldn’t stop laughing when I read your email! What a response. Love it!
Small change of plans for my long awaited vacation ... P and I decided to rent a beach house in Orange County for 3 weeks, instead of our cross-country road trip. We figured that with the money we would be spending on the drive, we can relax in a beautiful house just steps away from the beach... and neither of us will have to drive!
The new plan is perfect because now I am going to have dedicated time away from the stresses that arise from an Eternal Interns life, to just relax with my adorable boyfriend (with whom I haven’t had a day off for about a year because he works weekends!), and also really get into finishing my script.
As an assistant to a producer, I pretty much spend 15 hours a day just organizing every aspect of his life, and besides learning how he likes to handle business through rolling calls, I am always way too tired to spend my weekends trying to better myself or advancing my knowledge of such things as story development.
I find the mentality of frowning on gaps on resumes so mind-boggling. I definitely need some time to catch up and educate myself about a few things in my industry! I desperately need to catch up on all the new players, not to mention my list of 500 movies that I need to watch, and the 50 scripts that I need to read asap!
Maybe I should just include on my resume that I had a Story Development Internship at ROSE Productions. Ha! That’s actually not a bad idea....