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Nia 

Michaela! I’m so glad you found us okay! Welcome. What do you think?

Michaela

I think it’s amazing. I’ve never been on a film set before.

Darren 

You haven’t? Well, then I have to give you the tour. Sasha, this is Michaela. She’s our newest production assistant. Michaela, this is Sasha Sobel.

Michaela 

Of course, hi! I love your work. It’s such an honor to meet you.

Sasha 

Pleasure’s all mine. I’m so glad you’ll be joining us.

Nia 

Let me introduce you to our lighting designer, Darren. He’s the only Black person to have ever won an Oscar for lighting design.

Michaela 

Wow.

Nia 

Darren, this is Michaela. She’s joining us as a production assistant.

Darren 

Awesome. Nice to meet you, Michaela.

(To Nia) What do you think of this?

Nia 

For the final confrontation? I think it looks good. You know I love everything you do.

(To Michaela) This is for our new short. It’s going up at the Whitney next spring.

Michaela 

It looks amazing.

Nia 

Oh, I almost forgot to introduce you to Cass.

(To Cass) Cass, this is Michaela, our new P.A.

(To Michaela) Michaela, this is Cass. She’s my intern for now, but she’s off to do some crazy awesome things. She’s an animator.

Michaela 

Oh, awesome! So nice to meet you.

Cass 

You too! Would you like a lunchbox?

Michaela 

Sure.

Nia 

We don’t really ask around here. We just assume everyone’s hungry.

Cass 

And after a 12-hour shoot, it’s usually a safe bet.

Nia 

I forgot about the time. Let me tell you a little bit about the job before you get started next week.

Michaela 

Oh, yes, please. I’ll take all the knowledge I can get.

Nia 

Well, it’s pretty simple. For Monday’s shoot, I need you to help out Irene, our main actor. I’ll give you her call sheet morning of, and that’ll have everything you need to know. Your job is to get her where she needs to be on time. Budgeting in an hour for hair and makeup top of day, 20 minutes for costume changes, and at least for Monday, 30 minutes to an hour for transportation from location to location. Does that sound okay?

Michaela 

Yeah, it sounds great. That’s simple enough.

Nia 

Awesome. It’ll be clearer when you see the call sheet. I really just called you down here so you can meet everyone.

Michaela 

No, I really appreciate it, thank you. It was amazing to see what you’re working on and to get to meet the team.

Darren 

Oh shit, I’m late. 

(To Sasha) Sasha, we gotta get on that call.

(To Michaela) But, let me walk you out first. Let me know if you have any questions between now and Monday. You have my number?

Michaela 

Yes, I do.

Darren 

Awesome. See you next week.