I began in Los Angeles cue
on game shows,
and I once again found myself full circle.
Columbia TriStar, in conjunction with
the MARYLAND LOTTERY,
produced a game show based on various
They ended up giving away nearly 1
million dollars . . . but the best part was that the 50 lucky
contestants were culled from people who
had previously bought losing lottery tickets.
At the top of the show, four people split
And the very next game saw a winner of
That win was perhaps the most popular
amongst the crew, as it made everything seem “real” to us.
we had rehearsed and rehearsed that game, exploring every conceivable
and adjusting camera shots and copy for
But when one exceedingly lucky gentleman dared to go all the
way and risk losing a guaranteed $22,000.00+,
the studio exploded with
. . . most notably among the crew!
The crew was mostly made up of an Orlando
contingent, where game shows, animal shows,
and kids’ shows are, on an increasingly
frequent basis, being created.
I knew few of them, but was impressed
with the level of quality and efficiency they exhibited. The show
aired locally in Maryland for two years in a row.
It was an hour long game show, with
YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS ) and DEIDRE JOHNSON, a locally
Hard work,but then I find those jobs to ultimately be the most
And game shows are (let’s be honest here)
just plain fun!
I admit it. I’m a daily addict
of The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune.
The sets are colorful, as are the people
who design them
(Jimbo, you rock!)