Suze's Quest For a Job In Telly

One girl's quest to land her dream job in telly. It may take a while but enjoy the journey with me!! Suze x

Friday, October 27, 2006

Boo to Mandy

This is so not kewl. I just got this email from Mandy:

Dear Susan Bennett,

Your posting requesting free equipment has been removed from
It's certainly not a "job" and we have no sections to post that sort of



Why can you advertise for people to work for nothing but not for people to provide the services of their companies for nothing?


I'm going to give him what for!

Hi John,

I disagree. Employers advertise on Mandy requesting people to provide their services for free so I don't think this is any different. All I'm doing is asking people to provide services for free. I'd be employing them to do it. How is that different?

I'm very disappointed that you say you're providing a service to help people yet don't want to help me.

Shame on you for being so unhelpful.


What a load of meanies! How am I ever supposed to make it when nobody wants to help?

Suze x

Big Shot Producer

I'm sick of waiting to be hired so if the fountain won't come to Mohammed so he can have a drink then Mohammed will have to go the fountain himself. I'm making my own film! Kewl!

Have I got this advertising on Mandy thing right?

I've procured funding to make a full length feature film which will shoot for five weeks in November and December. I'm seeking to create a small team of vendors who are ambitious and eager to have their equipment and facilities used to make a feature film.

Because my crew are on full salaries I don't have adequate funding for equipment, props, costumes, transport or catering. I'm looking to secure the following:

1 - Camera crew's equipment.

2 - Sound crew's equipment.

3 - Computers, phones, fax machines etc. for production office.

4 - Office for production office.

5 - Sound stage for two weeks.

6 - Post production facilities for six months.

7 - Props and costumes.

8 - Food. Hot, vegetarian and salads.

Payment for these will be deferred (albeit at a generous rate) but you will be my first port of call when I make a fully funded feature next year.

Please apply with details of why you are good enough to meet my needs.

Thank you.

Fingers crossed!

Suze x

Monday, October 16, 2006

Jamie's Sister

Could this person be related to the man who made us all cry at Titanic?

Vacancy: Runners for Feature Film
Employer: Sara Cameron Films Ltd
Location: Harrow
Duration: 3 - 20 November, starts 3 November 2006

Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.
WANT TO WORK IN FILM?? TAKE THE FIRST STEP... We need some runners for our feature film. We need people who are reliable, flexible and enthusiastic teamworkers. If you are available from 3rd November to 20 November and live in (or have somewhere you can stay) in North London, specifically Harrow / Wembley / Barnet etc, send us your details. We cannot offer any pay but will give you work experience on a film set. We will pick everyone up from a central pick up point (Harrow / Barnet tube stations) and take you to all the locations.

Apply to: Sara Cameron

Wish me luck!

Suze x


Dear Sara Cameron,

I am just dying to take my first steps into a film because I've had
little but frustration since graduating from college a few months ago. I
am just aching to work in production and so would jump at the chance to
work on your film. What roles are you looking to fill? I'd like to
assist directors and producers before becoming one myself but in the
meantime I'd be delighted to make the best cups of tea you've ever

A little bit about me (because I can't send you my CV because it's in at
the Genius Bar in the Apple Store getting fixed) can be summed up in a
few words. I have a Media Degree (but I got a 2:1 so it isn't a bad one)
and am very hard working, reliable as a retriever and flexible as an
Access credit card!

What's your snail mail address? I obviously can't email you my CV but I
can pop one into the post for you.

You've also noticed that I live in West London so I hope this isn't a
problem. I do, however, have the use of my boyfriend's car (he doesn't
need it becuase he injured his leg a few weeks ago) so I could ferry
other West-side crew members to the location or, if necessary, I could
stay in Dollis Hill as he lives there.

This is very exciting. Can I ask what your film is about?

All the best,


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

New Look

Hi everybody!

I decided to give my blog a kewler look. Hope you like it!

Suze x

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Crafty Writing for Film and Telly

I was just browsing some sites trying to find some writing tips to help me get this Grape script started when I found this site and this book. Kewl stuff! I can just feel a first draft coming.

Suze x

Thursday, September 14, 2006

TV 7 - Pt 7

Another email from Mark:

I am sorry, I ment that the script for the programme needs to be finnished before we can give an answer.

I am not sure that the characters would be able to say "oh my goodness you disolved sugar" as that would be too much like South park and we would possibly get in trouble with comedy central who most likly own the phrase "Oh my god they killed Kenny"

The programme where they banned water was that they went to an environmental protest and asked people to sign a partition baning water but giving it's chemical name, something that people who know about the environment should know.

When a programme is made the rights of the programme is bought by the production company from the person who comes up with the idea and the rights are then sold to TV channels.

If you can submit a script for an episode we can review the idea alot better
Kind regards,
programme department
TV 7 Ltd

TV 7 - Pt 6

This deal cutting business is fun but it sure is tiring LOL!!

Hi Mark,

So is that a 'no' then?

I'm sorry but I don't understand your last email. Why do you not want to make programmes unless they're already finished? Don't you finish them Mark? Or should I say "don't we finish them" Mark?

I disagree with you about not involving children in understanding current affairs. Perhaps you should imagine how Grape the Cat could be like an animated version of John Craven's Newsround? Remember that Mark?

Oh and I haven't seen the programme you mentioned. What's a partition to ban water? That sounds really really silly but then I've heard that Christmas is banned in Iran. Don't you think that could be a good episode of The Adventures of Grape the Cat Mark?

So, are we still in development Mark?


TV 7 - Pt 5


Mark isn't going for The Adventures of Grape the Cat!!!!! Look at this email:

Unfortunatly we cant make a programme which has not been finished yet.
I think it would be a very bad idea to encourage children to take intrest in any kind of politics or current affairs as in most if not all times children dont quite understand the news and this would encourage children, like many protestors to protest about something they know almost nothing about. You may have seen a programme a while ago where a tv programme went to a protest about the environment and a few hundred protestors singed a partition to ban water.

What's a partition to ban water? Is that like a dam? Were all these children scribbling graffiti on it? Mark is sure confusing me!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

TV 7 - Pt 4

Grape Reader
Originally uploaded by susiebee2006.
I need to develop this idea more if Mark's to go for it...........

Hi Mark,

I've thought that Grape should also encourage kids to take an interest in politics and current affairs. I think I'll show him reading books and papers sometimes.

What do you think Mark?


TV 7 - Pt 3

Yippee!!! I have a bite! The Man is interested!! Fame and fortune are just around the corner. (I might even be able to bring my boyfriend to one of those expensive surgeons that fix footballers knobbly knees as he isn't recovering too well from the accident with the bull in Pamplona.) I got an email from the TV 7 programme department.

Suze x


Questions about "The adventures of grape the cat":
How many episodes do you plan for each series?What is the lenght of each episode?
programme department
TV 7 Limited

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

TV 7 - Pt 2

I've discovered that I have some competition amongst the desperadoes desperate to get into telly and get their ideas up on screen but they're wasting their time because I've already had an email from the Programme Department at TV Seven so I'm following up my own pitch and I'm going to win out over all of them and get first dibs on an office in the Programme Department. I've emailed Mark again.

Suze x


Hi Mark,

So I guess you've had a meeting of the Programme Department to discuss my pitch. How soon do I find out if you're going to take a bite of the big time apple? I've been going through my notes for this and am getting quite enthused about seeing my vision on telly. Have I told you about the storyline in which Grape defeats Trevor the Turkey Twizzler with a big stick of celery in a jousting duel at dawn on Hampstead Heath? I'm attaching a picture of Trevor for you. I think he's a good baddie.

Excitedly looking forward to your response.

Best wishes.

Yours sincerely,