Filming in the DMV

11 May 2 Comments Susanna Parker Uncategorized ,

Ever wonder why, in major summer blockbusters, DC tends look suspiciously like Baltimore, Philadelphia, or even Toronto? Well, that’s because even though filmmakers love to set movies in DC, they don’t really like to film here. Not for lack of scenery! We’ve got monuments, museums, architecture, nightlife… But we’ve also Read More…

Film Set Etiquette

19 Nov No Comments Susanna Parker Uncategorized ,

For a Production Assistant on their first day a film set can be overwhelming. Whether it’s a small production or a big one, there’s people moving around, cords everywhere, and equipment that looks really expensive. My first day on a set I was handed a boom mic and told not Read More…

Team Bonding With Active Nature

18 Jul No Comments Susanna Parker Uncategorized

For the first 10 minutes you’re on a stand-up paddleboard, every slight movement and muscle twitch feels like it’ll send you right into the water. Forget paddling – you’re trying your hardest to stay upright. But after an hour of balancing, instructions, and yes, falling off the board, you’ve become Read More…

The Future of Television

10 Apr No Comments Susanna Parker Uncategorized

Thirty years ago, cable was best known for airing movies just out of theaters. Twenty years ago, cable became the domain of the 24-hour news network. Ten years ago, cable was the home for syndicated television dramas (Law & Order, anyone?). Five years ago, cable had the market cornered on Read More…

How NOT to Deal With a Crisis

27 Mar No Comments Susanna Parker Uncategorized ,

Part of my job here at Mark Leisher Productions is managing our social media presence. If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve seen my posts and Tweets. Maybe you’ve even liked them! But what that means is, for a certain portion of each work day, I’m on Facebook Read More…

Maryland & the Film Industry

21 Jan No Comments Susanna Parker Uncategorized ,

Dave Feldman of Bethesda Green sent me an interesting article this morning, and I thought I’d talk about it with you. Ryan Marshall of the Gazette explains that the past year has been very good to the Maryland Film Office and the state of Maryland as a whole. Robin Wright, whose show “House of Read More…

Cult Horror Movies For Your Viewing Pleasure

29 Oct No Comments Susanna Parker Uncategorized

I love horror movies. I wouldn’t call myself a horror movie buff – I haven’t spent the manhours watching as much B-movie horror as possible – but I do have an appreciation for a good horror flick. Whether that’s a zombie movie (my personal favorite), an old classic like Poltergeist, Read More…

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