Our new column asks our members about their favorite tool, software, article of clothing, shoes on set, favorite scriptwriting software, etc.
Maria Miles – Entertainment Attorney
What are your essential tools in your kit on location?
As a lawyer, it’s pretty simple – my laptop with Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, wifi and my cell phone. I can work anywhere in the world if I have these things.
What’s in your kit for food on the road or in between meetings?
I always have a bag of almonds in my purse, as well as a snack bar for when I’m really really hungry. While I drink lots water and herbal teas, a cold Diet Coke is such a special treat. That first sip really calls for an “ahhhhh.” It’s also non-negotiable when having pizza and burgers.
What do you use to help you de-stress?
Napping is really my #1 stress reliever. While I may be lucky to get one in on occasion, I really try to mediate. And as luck would have it, my mediation sessions end in a blissful nap. I’m working on it…. no judgments, please. And a Moscow Mule or a glass or rose never hurts either.
What’s the most unique or weird thing in your toolkit?
I have a pet peeve about leaving purses on the floor so I bought this strange clip that allows you to hang your bag off the table. It’s a bit heavy. I usually just carry it around forgetting I have it in there until I look through my bag wondering why it’s so heavy…
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