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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Why Accurate Script Timing Can Save a Lot of Money

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on February 14, 2013 in The search |

  Being a television director, aside from answering thousands of questions a day and making decisions left and right that will impact the quality and the look of the episode, you are constantly fighting the clock. 12 hours don’t pass as quickly in any other profession I know.  If you want to continue working you have to […]

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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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Will Be Back Soon

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on September 11, 2011 in The search |

Thank you all for your encouraging comments. I am currently on a set of a television series, watching a director shoot an episode (aka “shadowing”). Working 12-14 hours every day. Will ask the producers for approval to post their name. Promise to be back with a new post in the next few days. Keep the […]

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My Life as a Warrior

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on January 16, 2011 in promises |

Watching my father die of a broken heart at 52, I’ve decided that I will never, ever go into his business. The Film Industry.

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