In this second installment of “Behind the Scenes in Hollywood,” we talk to veteran television editor, Eve Bregman, who’s worked on everything from Dirty Jobs to The Real L Word, which we suspect might actually be the same show. Eve stepped out of her edit bay long enough to tell us about working for Ilene Chaiken, explain why lesbians make the best editors, and give some good advice about how to be on a reality show and not shame your family.
Eve Bregman, Editor
AfterEllen: Let’s get right to it. You edited The Real L Word.
AE: If I give you a million dollars, will you tell me?
AE: This is just my face.
AE: I think it’s a dotted line. Was this the most sexually graphic show you’ve ever worked on?
AE: For a reality show, it has a great pedigree: Showtime and Magical Elves.
AE: That’s true. Were you with the crew while they were shooting?
I think they were completely comfortable doing what they did.
Rose Garcia, feeling completely comfortable
It was great they had many lesbian crew, not only to make the cast more comfortable, but in this business, women aren’t hired as frequently as men. It was awesome having a primarily female crew.