Clawing to escape the belly of the beast here in Hollywood. To commiserate, email my name assistantatlas at yahoo.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

My Mom and Alias News

After a long day of working my resume/phones/contacts, trying to angle a big assistant job, I couldn't take it anymore. No one calls me back. EVER. Sure, I've got more email than I can handle at Assistant/Atlas, but will any of the damn HR people I faxed or emailed or friggin' hand-delivered [you are NEVER getting that shameful story] just call me back?
Answer: No.

But when I talked to my dear mum on the phone, after telling of my trials in trying to get a new job [but not the blog stuff], Mom told me: "Atlas, I want you to know that you're a wonderful, intelligent, talented person. And you'll find the right job, soon, you've just gotta hang in there and I know you can do it." And she said it just right, just like a mom should.

Then suddenly, I was re-invigorated. I was revived. Because I am a wonderful, intelligent person and I WILL find myself a job. So, f*ck you, pessimism-- I'm gonna kick your a$$. Because my Mom believes in me.

So that's the lesson for the day, kids. Believe in yourselves.
Anyhoo, I'm off to smoke some drugs and probably have sex. Ciao.
Alias spoiler in comments section, look with caution.


Blogger Assistant Atlas said...

No, it's not the fact that they're working in the pregnancy for Garner's character, but on one of the two agents that Syd will be 'mentoring'. But a birdy [read: random emailer w/little credibility] told me:

Rachel Nichols, most recently of Tim Minear's The Inside is set to play the new 'hot' agent.
On IMDB, that's:
You're welcome.

7:34 PM

Blogger Assistant Atlas said...

Oh, and please take the poll if you have agency experience. Or if you have none at all. It's not like I'm gonna know. I just wanna see what happens. Thanks!

7:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you serious, Atlas, about Rachel Nichols? She was good on "The Inside" but I dunno if she can rock 'Alias' hard enough. Can anyone say 'jumping the shark'?

8:23 PM

Anonymous Enrique said...

If this is true, does this mean The Inside is gonna be cancelled? It'd be totally bizarre for the same actor to play similar roles on two different networks...

8:52 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid Fox already canceled "The Inside", I don't think they're even gonna air all of the episodes.

9:44 PM

Blogger Lee said...

The Inside is better off dead. In seven episodes it failed to distinguish itself in any way, despite the presence of Minear, Espensen et al. They proved to me that they don't work well outside of genre and produced a below average cookie-cutter profiler show.

As for Alias jumping the shark, does anybody really think that didn't happen during the season Three train-wreck? How could anyone take this show seriously after the missing years of contrivance, eyeliner of doom and ovaries of fate? Not even Lena Olin, giant red balls and rage-filled zombies managed to save season four.

The premise has become irredemably compromised.

But big, big shout-out to mums!

12:41 AM

Anonymous Chaz said...

Glad to see your mom rocks too. My mom has always supported me and I've put her through a hell of a lot of grief over the years.

4:51 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude. the poll. where is it.

8:15 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Atlas: Why are all your links located at the very very bottom of the's annoying and it's wearing my mouse out.

I never watched Alias before this last season, so I missed the greatness that was the previous season that everyone goes on and on about. But I love it even if Sid and Vaughn have incredibly awkwards scenes.

Oh and good luck on the job hunt A/A. It's good advice to always listen to your mom.

9:17 AM

Blogger Assistant Atlas said...

Wait, what's with all the site questions? The poll, the links, I thought were all pretty convenient on the sidebar. If there's something wrong, let me know-- that's -- everything comes up fine on my screen. It should be, in the sidebar-- contributors, the poll, a 5-Link TextAd by Google, The Rolodex, more GoogleAdage, Previous Posts, Archives, Blogshares & Technorati links, then just more GoogleAds and random stuff. It's not a bad layout-- it's not spectacular, but it's not bad.

Right? Gulp. Paging Jungle Computer [and his attendant geek horde]. Dude, I know you're underemployed, too, help me out here.

11:56 AM

Blogger Grace said...

You now have a job ad on

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12:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Maybe you should utilize Sloane more. Since he fucked up you geting a job at XXX agency, have him call them back to undo what he did. ex. "I bad mouthed atlas because he was such an excellent assitant and I didn't want to lose him. I've decided not to stand in his way". Have him make calls for you all over town while you're at it. You have leverage. He has more to lose than you do, if you're both exposed. Give him an ultimatium -- you get a job within X months or you unveil atlas and sloane. It's very Machivalian, but those traits seem to be admired in Hollywood. Hell, you might even get job offers if people know who you are, although I'm sure your new boss would keep tight tabs on your blogging.

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