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!