But wait – there’s more! What a month! I’ve been back since January 10th. It is now February 9th. And, as can be seen above, none of the international crew has been paid. Ibrahim had promised the crew they’d get paid last week. That of course did not happen. They promised us we would be… Read More Four Weeks & No Wages…
This is a story I keep meaning to tell but which I keep forgetting to. Finally, here it is. A week or so ago, Neil Cromie told me the story of the $50,000 workbench. In a nutshell, despite Majid and Ibrahim having been warned repeatedly that certain equipment and materials should be available for when the… Read More The $50,000 Workbench!!!
I’ve just been told – in confidence – about an argument that was witnessed between Talal and Ibrahim before Christmas. During the argument, Talal and Ibrahim argued about the fact that the show’s budget was $45 million, they had so far received (and spent) very nearly $30 million, and there was $15 million left which… Read More The Plot Thickens
I’ve once again been a bit slack with entries, but not for want of news. There’s been plenty. Let’s start at the beginning. Crew were supposed to fly back around January 4th to the 7th in time to shoot January 16th. The international crew all knew the shoot date was absurd. Maybe it could have… Read More The Madness Of Medinah
Joel – the first assistant director – told me not so long ago that, “Frustration is your enemy”. I took that to heart. Every now and then I still get too annoyed to keep my mouth shut. In the last twenty-four hours I have been a bit snippy. That said, there has been progress. I… Read More Finally, Progress! And A Few More Flying Pigs