The Guy Who Takes Notes For Alan Ball

By Gianna Sobol

NAME: Benjamin Hayes

TITLE: Writer's Assistant

WHAT HE'S BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK: "With the writers breaking and outlining episode 8, I've been in the room taking copious notes and keeping them on track.  In short, I document everything the writers say, orders the chaos, and act as the True Blood dictionary whenever a question comes up in the writer's room."


WEIRDEST THING HE'S HAD TO DO: "Recording temp ADR for a crowd scene which required me to (a) be Southern, (b) be several different people and (c) voice the male and female parts.  It was the beginning and the end of my brilliant voice-over career."

DREAM JOB: "One that's not writing?  Hmm.  I think in an alternate universe I'm probably working as an Emergency Room physician.  But if we're talking no-limit fantasy jobs, then I'd pick Benevolent Dictator of some place like Barcelona, if Barcelona were a city-state."