I thought I knew what the movie business was like. Then I experienced this.

Call it a modern day miracle Download 4K video. Thirteen years after signing the development deal, production of my best-selling novel “Christmas Jars” is finally shooting in Ottawa, Canada.

I’ve been to the set twice and I’ve learned a bit about filmmaking, storytelling, and the Herculean team effort it takes to tell a black and white, paperback story on a massive screen in millions of colors orca msi. It’s been an interesting and memorable learning experience.

Lead actress Jeni Ross and author Jason Wright on set of Christmas Jars

Lead actress Jeni Ross and author Jason Wright on set of Christmas Jars

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Like you, I’ve heard scads of scandalous stories about the entertainment business direct3d. Stars who roll in and out like royalty, making ridiculous demands of assistants. Divas who throw scripts, curse crews, insult directors. Actors and actresses who constantly hit on one another, fall for their married co-stars, and break-up happy families 윈도우 xp 서비스 팩 2 다운로드.

But wait, there’s more. Right, TMZ?

Lead actress Jeni Ross on set of Christmas Jars, currently filming in Ottawa, Canada

Lead actress Jeni Ross on set of Christmas Jars, currently filming in Ottawa, Canada

You’ve likely read about producers who insist they know more about everyone’s job than the folks paid to do them 역전재판5 다운로드. Directors who yell, scream profanity, and kick people off their sets for breathing too loud.

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The talent? They were kind and humble. Not just to me and my family, but to everyone. They smiled, learned names, and chatted with everyone and anyone 윈도우10 rs3 다운로드. They didn’t refuse selfies or mock the extras working in the fuzzy backgrounds of the frame. They were gregarious, generous and gracious.

The director in-store music? He was gentle and soft spoken. That doesn’t mean he didn’t control the flow and pace, or insist on professionalism. But he treated everyone at every level as an equal Dig mineral infinite download.

Executive Producer Andra Duke and Director Jonathan Wright on set of Christmas Jars

Executive Producer Andra Duke and Director Jonathan Wright on set of Christmas Jars

The producers? They mostly observed, never meddled. They sought out opportunities to cheerlead and uplift. Rather than send a production assistant out for hot coffee on a cold evening, one of the producers went out himself and brought back coffee for others.

Everyone from gaffers and grips to electricians, prop masters and craft services, treated one another with respect. I’d never heard so many adults say “please” and “thank you.” I’d never seen so many people with a singular goal of not caring who got credit for getting it right.

When a drink spilled late one night, no one cursed, pointed a finger, or shouted at a set peasant to clean it up. Instead, three people rushed for paper towels and tackled the mess.

When time was tight between scenes, a producer didn’t wait for the props department or set decorators to make adjustments. He simply picked up a Christmas wreath, hopped on a chair, and pitched in.

The executive producer of the film, Jesse Prupas, left the set late one night to drive four hours to keep a promise to make his kids pancakes. Others spoke of their spouses, their babies on the way, and missing their families while away on extended projects.

Of course this is one film, one set, one production company, and one team of filmmakers. But what if there are more just like this one?

What if the stereotypes about Hollywood and the entertainment business are wrong? Maybe the high drama and viral bad behavior moments are the exception to the better script?

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Perhaps the greater lesson isn’t about entertainers or their industries. It’s about our nasty habit of assuming. Why don’t we all be a little less quick to apply labels, to stuff people into boxes, and to assume every tabloid and social media headline is true.

Now that would be a modern day miracle.

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