The TSX was up 1.09% on Friday to hit a 3 week high. Financials and energy stocks were up on renewed optimism that European policymakers were united in battling the euro zone’s debt crisis. The Canadian dollar hit a 10 week high to end the week at 99.05 U.S. cents. The Dow Jones (U.S. stocks) was also up 1.46% Friday, surpassing 13,000 points for the first time in months.
I seem to be having a personal economic recovery as well. Thus far 2012 has been a slow year for the Vancouver film industry. So slow in fact that in May, my agent shut her doors and quit the business.
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But the film industry is like the Mob… just when you think you are out, they pull you right back in!
There is a new TV series that starts filming in Vancouver this week called Emily Owens M.D. It was picked up by the CW network and is scheduled to premier this fall.
I knew I had been submitted as a possible stand-in on the show, but since it starts shooting in a few days, I had assumed all hiring had been done already. Much to my surprise, I got a call on Thursday offering me the full-time position!
Things are going to change quite radically for me this week. I will be working 5 days a week, 12-14 hours a day for the rest of the year. If the ratings are good when the show airs, the job will continue into 2013. If the show’s a hit, the job could run for several years.
It will also have a pretty radical effect on my balance sheet. Because work has been slow this year, my liabilities column has been creeping up while I haven’t really been able to add much to my assets column. Because I have kept my cost of living low and have set up my investment accounts (DRIP’s, RRSP’s, TFSA’s, online brokerage account) I am now ready to pay off debt and invest heavily in assets.
As for this website, I am probably not going to have a lot of time to devote to it. I will try to post updates when I find time, but my weekends are mainly going to be for catching up on sleep, doing laundry, hitting the gym and buying groceries.
Wish me luck!