Have a Cast and Crew Screening to Go to

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on February 1, 2016 in On the set |

    I received an invite for a screening of a movie I worked on 2 years ago. I am curious about this movie, how it came out? why it was delayed, but… what the hell, I want to see how things cut together, and if you can really light a scene with 2 candles… […]

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Film Directing – Notes From the Trenches

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on June 30, 2014 in On the set |

  Haven’t written for a long time, and with that crossed one of the “no-no’s” of blogging. You have to be dedicated and provide new content, all the time. But when you work 70 hour weeks as script supervisor (yes, had to do that to make ends… closer), you get sucked into a new world, […]

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Bullying is Alive and Well in Hollywood – Part II

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on August 22, 2013 in It makes me MAD, On the set |

“And that bully goes on, uncalled upon, to his next project to bully  someone else.“ Less than a month since that first post, I heard the guy and his second-in-commend are working again. Yes, what happened there, on that shoot, stayed there. It wasn’t kicked up the chain of commend. I was amazed, shook my […]



Stick Your Nose in the Script and Shut Up!

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on February 15, 2013 in On the set |

This line was directed toward me, late one night, in a field outside Wilmington, North Carolina. It was a big production. The biggest this studio has made at the time. It involved a few units: The main unit – shooting the plot with the actors The stunt unit – shooting things that did not involve the actors […]

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Polone: The Unglamorous, Punishing Hours of Working on a Hollywood Set

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on June 22, 2012 in It makes me MAD, On the set |

A week and a half ago we had an unusually long shooting day on the show I’m currently producing, Jane by Design. The crew call time was at 7 a.m. and we wrapped at 10:46 p.m. — fourteen hours and 45 minutes after subtracting our one-hour lunch break. And some had an even longer day: […]

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On the set of “Body of Proof”

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on September 19, 2011 in On the set |

The show I was shadowing on, is “Body of Proof”. Wonderful cast and crew who made me feel welcome. Great director, director of photography, writers, producers and script supervisor. Thank you all: Matt, Diane, Jim, Heidi, Eric, Patrick, Kelly and the rest of the gang. The new season starts tomorrow 9/20/2011 on ABC. The episode […]

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Hard at work

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on August 16, 2011 in On the set |

Pictures from the set on June 2011.   On the Las Vegas strip at 3 AM. Taken with my cell phone.           The advantage of being part of a shoot; places you’d never get to in everyday life.   Tweet This Post

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