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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When There’s a Will There’s a Way

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on November 14, 2011 in promises, The search |

      There’s this promise which we grow up with and one we try to instill in our children. It seems this promised exist in many languages and many cultures; In Hebrew they say “There’s nothing that stands in the way of the will”, in English we say “When There’s a Will, There’s a […]

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Is What Wells Fargo Doing Legal?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on September 15, 2011 in It makes me MAD |

Hello all, I’m back. As promised here is my story with Wells Fargo.   For over 12 years, I had 3 accounts with the bank; a checking account, and two saving accounts, one for each child. At some point throughout the years, I started banking with B. of A. but left the accounts open. In […]

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Being Script Supervisor II – The End

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on September 1, 2011 in It makes me MAD, promises |

  All’s well that ends well. Late one evening I got a call from the producer. “I’ve got the money for you,” He said triumphantly, “In cash.” “Cash??” “I went to a restaurant in Beverly Hills where he usually eats dinner and asked for the money in cash. In front of his friends, he reached into […]

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F@#k Her and The Horse… III

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on August 10, 2011 in promises, The search |

“The man you will marry will have an understanding of the human behavior.” He started immediately. “Ha?” He was reading from French notes, saying it outloud in English and I was ready to write it all down in Hebrew. “I don’t understand.” “He’ll understand and will have an insight to people’s feelings.” “Like a psychiatrist […]

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F$%k Her and the Horse… II

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on August 8, 2011 in promises |

He was one of the “best in the world” French astrologers who came to Israel one winter for a short visit. It’s a once in a life-time opportunity, my friend Rona said, no matter the cost.

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F&*k Her and the Horse She Rode In On

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on August 1, 2011 in promises |

The old open-faced cardboard box by my desk hasn’t been touched in a long time. Maybe it’s the cobwebs and the coat of dust indented with fingerprints, where I held it on my way from the garage, that makes it look so old and unappealing. Or maybe it’s the bottom of the box which was […]

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A Joke

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on July 21, 2011 in Short Stories etc. |

Two businessmen in Florida were sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be new store. As yet, the store wasn’t ready, with only a few shelves set up. One said to the other, ‘I bet any minute now some senior is going to walk by, put his face to the window, and ask what we’re […]

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Being a Script Supervisor

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on July 21, 2011 in promises, The search |

Consider a profession where you are a carpet bagger. Have tools, will travel kind of person. You start a new job every 3-4 months; you work with a new group of people; you get them to trust you, and appreciate your work… then poof – the job is over. This is on the outside. On […]

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Is USAImmigrationSupport.com a Scam?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on February 15, 2011 in It makes me MAD |

UPDATE: After reading many similar stories, I checked with the Illinois Attorney General’s office and the Better Business Bureau: There are at least 70 complaints about their services, ranging from not paying for work done for them to – and this is more serious – defrauding people who tried to use their services by taking […]

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