Hooray For Hollywood......S.C.
I'm closer to Hollywood, South Carolina now than the West Coast Hollywood when I lived in California. A few days ago I was an "extra" in a film. I never did that when I lived in Burbank.
(Oh, the night before, my favorite pizza restaurant near Park Circle was closed because ARMY WIVES was being filmed across the street. I was not in that tv show.)
Nick Smith - author, blogger, film producer - posted a notice he needed people on Saturday to form a town meeting/press conference crowd for a film he's finishing up at the old Navy Yard.
It's an action espionage film called "Cold Soldiers" so I emailed him I would be there.
We were asked to show up at 8 am and were assured we would be released by noon. Or sooner. An offbeat way to spend a Saturday morning.
Pam, his assistant, selected people from the audience to portray board members, others to be photographers moving around snapping flashes and I was asked if I would play a newspaper reporter taking notes on my small pad.
Hey, I even had my own notebook and pen with me. Talk about type-casting.
It believe it's the first time I've worn a tie since I retired four years ago from the newspaper.