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