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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Chapter 19. The Lessons Reviewed

For the upcoming movie Yes Man, a helicopter was chartered every morning to pick up the film’s star, Jim Carrey, from the helipad on the rooftop of his hotel and set him down at the particular location where he’d be shooting. One such location happened to be the Blue Moon Café in West Los Angeles. The only place nearby the helicopter could land was the local Little League baseball field. But the sheriff’s department said no to a permit—it looked too much like preferential treatment. The producers (no doubt bringing out the checkbook) asked: What can we do? The sheriff’s department liaison thought it over: Well, if you paid the permit fee to shoot the movie on the baseball field, then okay, we could probably do ...

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