So I was calling around prospective hotels for sufficient room nights to house visiting cast and crew for the duration of the shoot.
There was a good estimate of the number of out of town cast and crew we’d need. Calculate who would be there for the whole shoot plus a bit of prep vs in town for a few days at a time. We ended up with a total of 400 room nights… that’s a pretty good booking and duration. I should be able to make a good deal.
But my first choice hotel turned me down with no negotiation.
Really? I was puzzled. What was the problem?
“We don’t have 400 rooms in the hotel,” was the response.
Ah. Right. I had to explain. It was going to take us longer than 1 night to make the movie…
Cheers and a good shoot to you,
Love your stories Deb – this one made me chuckle…