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The Producers

August 30, 2011 @ 08:09

One of my favourite movies of all time is "The Producers", the 1968 version not the 2005 version. The stage play I saw in New York wasn't too bad either.

The reason I bring this up is because I've got a version of "The Producers" going on in my family right now.

Both my kids decided to follow their old mans lead and pursue the media as a career, but they went to the other side.

Both work in television and both are Producers. If this sounds like a whole lot of braggin' and shit, so be it. I'm proud of the little buggers and it gives a parent a great sense of relief when their kids get on the right path.

My daughter Melanie started a new job yesterday. She's a Producer for the Steven and Chris Show on CBC. It's a great gig that's perfect for her because she's into all the stuff they talk about on the show.

Mel has done well, after a few years as a production assistant at MUCHmore Music and then a stint at Odeon Cineplex she has settled into a great situation.

As for my boy, Danny is Associate Producer / Original Content with The Score sports network.

Danny always had a keen interest in "how stuff works" so needless to say working with today's technology is the perfect place for him.

He gets to do pretty much everything at The Score and he gets to do some travellin' as well.

I'm thrilled that my kids are doing what they want to do. I spent 33 years feeling like I never really had a job and I can only hope they end up the same way.

Bragging? So what!

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14 Responses to "The Producers"

August 30, 2011 / 08:30

Congratulations! They are two very special people and you have every reason to brag!!! So very happy for both of them!

Bruce Fraser
August 30, 2011 / 08:38

Hey, that sure beats a lot of people that have to tell the story of THEIR kids going down the wrong road Freddie. I always say, if it is a statement of facts, how can it be braggin'? lol. Congrats on getting them there and continued success to your entire family. Let's get H & F riding high again too!!!!!

Cheers, B.

August 30, 2011 / 08:41

What a fantastic family. Congrats to the kids. Aunty Junie must be bursting at the seams with pride.

4 x 4 Time
August 30, 2011 / 08:50

We need MORE parents "bragging" about their kids! Bring it on..

August 30, 2011 / 08:54

cool Fred. Steven and Chris are very entertaining.

August 30, 2011 / 09:19

You should brag because it shows they come from solid responsible stock. Now please tell me there is more job security in producing than their is being on the air!

Well done Fred.

Rob S
August 30, 2011 / 12:55

Oh my freddie, your daughter works for the "socialists" CBC?

How horrifying that must be to all your right wing teabagger followers...but I suppose it's OK to work for CBC when it's to your benefit isn't it freddie?

You know what
August 30, 2011 / 13:22

Fred I've taken alot of shots at you the last couple of years, your trailer, association with HH and Stafford but this time I've just got to say its nice that you are proud of your kids and yes yell it out for christsakes, its great.

August 30, 2011 / 13:28

Nice kids, Fred.

Pauly Walnuts
August 30, 2011 / 17:09

Good job Fred. Brag, brag, brag!!!!

August 30, 2011 / 18:05

Glad your kids have turn out great Fred & Del.

Mel is at the CBC, now all we need is Fred.

Bruce Mallory
August 30, 2011 / 21:07

I want to hang with your kids!!
Congrats to all of you
C U soon

Bob B
August 30, 2011 / 21:28

Freddie & wife, be proud parents for having done a good job in parenting.

For Melanie going from MuchMore Music to CBC must have been quite a culture shock!!!! I am happy for her, even though, personally I can't stand CBC and I get peed off every time I think about them getting 1.1 Billion dollars from our government (read: us tax payers). Hopefully, one of these days, Harper has big enough balls to sell off the CBC to private investors. Can't wait.

Derek Buttivant
August 30, 2011 / 23:47

Hi Fred,
Congrats for Melanie & Danny. Good for you & Delyse Fred. You both should be very PROUD!!!

Keep up the good work!!!

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