The Circle & The Square


This morning before Abdul ambushed me, the UK crew spoke about how this show would probably never happen. The problem is that both sides are guilty. The argument goes like this; ATG: There's not enough money. We can't make the show. Investors: You promised to make all 20 episodes for this amount of money. Make it happen. …

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10JOD Per Diems


Acting on behalf of Talal, Fozan just this minute ushered Abdul into the quiet of the boardroom and tried to persuade Abdul to accept JOD$10 per day per diems when he goes to Doha. I had already calculated that the minimum required is $65 per day, and Abdul's salary is much lower than the international crew's. At that …

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Late Wages. Again…


Ray and Dominic Smithers both got paid yesterday. This is the very first time this has happened on this job on time and without us having to make complaints. However, everyone in the Art Department wasn't happy yesterday because 95% of the orders we have placed over the last three months for props, dressing, materials …

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Taybet Zaman

Taybet Zaman & Misappropriation Of Crew


Fozan and I recced Taybet Zaman today for the Fortress set build and we both agreed - it is far from ideal. The fortress should be impressive. The Taybet Zaman courtyard is small. Ideally it should be built on a backlot, but ATG has already failed to get a backlot twice and while they claim …

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