This last week was one of those crazy production weeks for Jennie Cooks. We had a million jobs all over the city all in the same three days. (I’ll never understand how that happens, but I love it all the same). Anyway, the most exciting of these jobs was for the fabulous production company DillyGent & Son. They were filming episodes for the Euro podcast turned TV Show, From the Basement, at the Jim Henson Studios!!
This is by far the coolest studio we have worked at. Not only is the lot beautiful and the staff really nice, they have a Creature Shop! and the historic Charlie Chaplin recording studio, all on the same lot. The studio was built by Chaplin in 1917 and still retains some of its original structure. It also has cooky life size paintings of Charlie Chaplin and some seriously retro recording equipment.
Since I never really read the call sheets past Jennie Cooks Ready-To-Serve-Time, I failed to realize that we were doing omelet breakfasts and lunch for the Shins!, Aimee Mann! and Feist!, until they showed up and ordered their veggie egg scrambles from yours truly. I was seriously tickled and wished I had some lipstick on or something. My own private Shins show from the Muppet courtyard, right before they played Coachella, is a double score in my book. Screw you, $400 festival tickets. Sadly, there were no pictures allowed on set. But I did sneek a few of the lot. I had to get Kermie.