Magazine article ADWEEK

Just Asking: 'What's the Biggest Disaster That Has Happened to You on Set?'

Magazine article ADWEEK

Just Asking: 'What's the Biggest Disaster That Has Happened to You on Set?'

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Let's see. Was it in Ireland when a storm broke the moorings on a pirate ship we created, trashed the clock of our lakeside set, and almost killed two film crew members before sinking? The time a pissed-off pro football player threatened (really) to kill my partner for not putting the player's sister-in-law in the spot? Nah. I think it was the time a director, upset with the client's obsession with the food styling on a plate of nachos, went off the edge. To paraphrase Eric Stratton from Animal House "You didn't throw that plate of nachos in front of the client, you threw that plate of nachos on the client."--Keith Goldberg, CEO, ecd, re:think group, Stamford, Conn.

I hired a Danish production company to hire a Spanish director and get a crew from Prague to shoot in Prague. A scheduled two-day shoot took five. It was the language (barriers), the cultural things, the approach to the way they do the work, and the rich and varied temperaments. …

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