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Friday, January 27, 2006

Good Bye (and Good Riddance?)


StarStruck says "Thank you" to...

Arci Munoz.

The "computer scandal" haunted her and becuase of her constant denials of being involved about reading a live elimination script hours before the program, Arci was eliminated last Sunday.

This week, the remaining survivors were busy with their second batch of short flicks, three of which have already been shown by now. I'll post on Monday the video of the Best StarFlick, after their cinema premiere and live elimination on Sunday.



I am on the verge of resigning from Kids TV, and it started with a text message.

Two Saturdays ago, we were shooting an episode with new segments (about science and art) and featuring a local festival in Manila (which was shown last week). Almost everybody in the production team thought that this would be our best episode to date.

Boy, we were wrong.

Last Sunday, my director/ Dad received a forwarded text message allegedly from our Executive Producer. It was in Tagalog, but translated, it said...

"Last Saturday was an ugly episode. Stop featuring those festivals. Change the writer and researcher. We won't be able to sell episodes to ad agencies if you continue to make stupid episodes like that."

I thought it was a joke, but no. Our Executive Producer really meant it, without acknowledging the fact that the festival was brought up during our recent meeting, that we were going to shoot a feature about it. Overlooking our new segments, which we thought would please her. The EP's rash statements really made me sad, but not to the point of being teary-eyed. I'd been tired of crying.

Tuesday, I informed our Production Manager through a phone call that I quit. She called minutes later telling me that the EP advised me to take destructive criticisms. However, my point was that her statement to change the writer was enough for me to realize that she had lost confidence on my creativity. That night, I decided to look for a new job online. I applied on two companies.

To settle the tension, I decided to attend office Wednesday and worked on the upcoming script. The EP claimed that she wanted to talk to me personally, but she didn't arrive at the office and I don't want to wait until nighttime to talk.

That night, I got an e-mail reply from one of the companies I applied for. They wanted me to set an appointment for interview. The company is in the events industry, much like my ex-boss' company.

My Dad was supportive of the idea. I personally don't feel comfortable working with people who don't trust you, especially if she's your boss. I mean, my ex-boss still gives me script projects in his events even if I don't work for him anymore. That, for me, is trust.

I'll be having a job interview on Monday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Blogger Manzkee said...

Happy Weekend Epress!

Sat Jan 28, 09:59:00 PM GMT+8

Blogger ribbiticus said...

good luck! kudos to you for having the gumption to quit like you did. those people don't deserve your talent. it's their loss... :)

Sun Jan 29, 02:41:00 AM GMT+8

Blogger Talamasca said...

I'm not really a fan of StarStruck. But kudos to them and their products because they're successful in their chosen field, unlike the ones on Star Circle. Anyway, good luck on your job hunt. Yes, it's their loss. They're missing half of their lives without your knack for writing. Oh, about the radioblog, I'd like to keep my server hidden. But if you insist, I'm gonna e-mail the url to ya. Where can I send it?

Sun Jan 29, 12:29:00 PM GMT+8

Blogger Kiss My Mike said...

There's nothing wrong with keeping your options open.

Goodluck and I hope you find a job that suits you best! In the meantime, keep up the good work with your current job.

Sun Jan 29, 12:31:00 PM GMT+8

Blogger Empress Maruja said...

our executive producer called yesterday before we left for a shoot. she told me some stuff which i thought was okay, but at the back of my mind i wanted to tell her "to late for explanations, i looked for another job already."

Sun Jan 29, 12:33:00 PM GMT+8

Blogger Empress Maruja said...

TALAMASCA -- my e-mail's in the "about me" section.

KISS MY MIKE -- thanks. now i have to prove our executive producer that i'm good at this job.

Sun Jan 29, 12:44:00 PM GMT+8

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello empress!! i am hoping that you will bag the new job!! anyways, yes I took pictures of Dan standing up of course. I took like almost 50 pictures of him but using his own camera since I forgot mine. I just took some samples from my phone. Yes and thanks for welcoming me to the club!!! lol

Sun Jan 29, 07:13:00 PM GMT+8


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