March 12, 1997

While I was at work, Donna picked up the master beta tapes from the duplicators and took them to the negative cutter. One of the nice side-effects of having a girlfriend in town is that there's someone to help with all the little chores of filmmaking. A long time ago, Robert Downey said that the one thing a filmmaker needed was a good old lady. Gender issues aside, I really relate to his sentiment--independent filmmaking is such a big and scary enterprise that one longs for another person to share the burden.

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