Los Angeles Magazine - The Buzz

Los Angeles October 2007

By Lonny Pugh Photo-illustration by Andy Potts When a production wraps, tokens stoke the crew members. As thanks for enduring 16-hour days filled with mind-numbing waits, staggering ego trips, and blistering tantrums, stars and directors of TV and film productions traditionally give crew members a hideous jacket emblazoned with the film's title. But above-the-line names have lately begun to offer gifts with flair that are enjoyed rather than eBayed... Following the making of Walk Hard, the upcoming spoof of musical biopics written by Jake Kasdan and Knocked Up director Judd Apatow, star Jenna Fischer (The Office) handed our music-note necklaces by designer Alex Woo. Gift giving has become such a sport that directors no longer wait until filming wraps to start wrapping presents...

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