Monday, November 10, 2008

Wrapped

Saturday morning, 5 am. Wrapped.


The writers' board on the last day:

Two-part season finale, 225 scenes*, 100 pages shot in 14 days over roughly eight multi-set locations. The season finale is ... biggish.


Yes, that is Mark Sheppard yelling at a couple hundred extras outside an art gallery we built from the ground up in Pasadena. Because that's how we Rolo.

Once I'm through all 2000+ emails in the mailbox and my bodyclock jams back (night shoots, bloody hell), we're back to normal. Thanks to all the subscribers and readers who put up with the brown-out. Hopefully soon I'll be adding a new contributor or two here to keep volume up on the whole new media/geek culture conversation.

And, for the record, since it's popping up on IMDB anyway, and people are getting it wrong -- the first episodes before the New Year break are:

"The Nigerian Job"
"The Homecoming Job"
"The Two Horse Job"
"The Miracle Job."








* That sound you hear is every television 1st AD in Hollywood throwing up in their mouth at those numbers. Our 1st, Paul Bernard, is a god among men.

23 comments:

Theliel said...

YAY.
i'm pimping ju to the office and freinds, though once it was communicated that timothy hutton was in it it was a far easier sell (we still lessthanthree him from Nero Wolf)

Lex said...

Wow I didn't know that Mark Sheppard was going to be on Leverage!
Damn that's cool.
Great freakin' actor.

Kid Sis said...

Congrats!!!

Stefan Jones said...

Wishing you good ratings and many years of . . . do you production guys get residuals?

berg said...

Thanks for an awesome seven months, Boss.

Erik said...

Congrats on reaching the top of the metaphorical mountain. Hopefully you will get another mountain to climb in 2009.

Is it too early to talk about future DC Comics work? Keith Giffen can't write every good comic, you know.

Wil Wheaton said...

100 pages shot in 14 days over roughly eight multi-set locations

No. Fucking. Way.

Wow, man. That's just . . . I'm speechless.

Congratulations on finishing the season.

Kira said...

Congratulations, John, to you and the rest of your writing and production teams! I'm really looking forward to the show.

P.s. I met berg at a party recently (hi, berg!), and she was regaling the room with tales of "ledgers" and "orange boxes." Fantastic. :)

David Hunt said...

I don't have the patience to actually confirm this, but I'd bet money that you made sure that the cards in that phote can't be read if the picture is blown up.

Congrats of finishing.

Michael Clear said...

In the finale do we find out what the smoke monster is? Do the Vorlons beat the Shadows? Does Number 6 escape the Village? I know, I know, spoilers, but just tell me if that woman really was the Doctor's wife. Yeah yeah, spoilers.

wcdixon said...

Well done, sir. Can't wait to watch.miesesse

nick said...

Hopefully soon I'll be adding a new contributor or two here to keep volume up ...

Let me be one among many to cast a vote for Tyrone. Maybe we could hear about his lunch conversations with other people besides yourself.

Congratulations on the show, and I hope you enjoy a little r&r.

mitchy said...

Congratulations! Really looking forward to seeing the show.

Mike Cane said...

Wow. Congratulations!

Will we be getting any BTS photos of anything? Like ... say ... um ... PARKER?!!?

Mike Cane said...

Pimp-O-Rama in progress: Leverage For TNT Has Wrapped!

This one was WidgetVision:
Leverage For TNT Has Wrapped!

Winterman said...

I also cast the Tyrone vote. Now that we live in Barack Obama's America, I'm dying to hear some stuff from John and Ty.

caseyko74 said...

That schedule is just not pleasant. Rest son. Rest well.

Kin Jee said...

Way to go John. Miss you man.

pseudosilence said...

Congratulations!

(on both the show and surviving)

Christine said...

Best job ever, Captain.

ljspa said...

Wtg John Everyone back home is proud of you . i miss you obvously but are so damn proud YOU ARE MY FRIEND..now fly me out to Cali so i can meet anyone..lol Can't wait for the show....Love, Laura

Carlo Conda said...

Hey John, haven't been keeping up to date on the blog as of late. My apologies. ;P
Hope all's going well regarding the show, looks like it's a blast so far for you. That's what matters, take it easy.

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