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Becoming a VIP Tour Guide has helped me see things differently–I now have a much stronger understanding, and therefore appreciation, for the effort that goes into putting a show or film together. I now watch TV and film with a more excited eye (to spot the well decorated sets on the backlot), and I watch shows and movies with a level of admiration that I didn’t have before. Being able to see a set change day to day, watching the crews work on it, and then see what the final product looks like on the screen is a gift I try to never take for granted.
Q: We see you’re pictured on our Chicago backlot set, what’s your favorite story to share with guests about this location?
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Step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced, the Studio Tour showcases the incredible British talent, imagination and artistry that went into making the impossible a reality on screen. Visitors will relive the magic through the eyes of the filmmakers who brought the Harry Potter film series to life.
Click here to go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film series. http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/
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A: We are about to have the greatest day of all time. Finally the group I can unleash all of my powers on!
Q: It’s no secret that you love film history, what began this interest?
A: My parents are definitely the root of it. Turner Classic Movies first started when I was pretty young, and we got it when it launched. From that point on, classic films were primary viewing in the Collins household. In addition, I also spent a lot of time watching classic TV on Nick at Nite. Between those things, I became an old soul before I could conjugate a verb. I was also named after Jimmy Stewart’s character in a [...]READ MORE »
Q: First of all, thanks for sharing your stories with us! Let’s start with the basics, where is your hometown and how long have you been a WB Tour Guide?
A: I was born in Princeton, NJ and I lived outside of Philadelphia, PA in Newtown, PA for most of my life. I have been a tour guide here at WB for about two years and five months. I started working here June of 2011.
Q: Since you have been here for quite some time, what have you been up to other than just tours?
A: From time to time I will assist with making phone reservations or helping out at the ticket counter. I have also had the privilege to assist with audience coordination for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Conan.” Recently, I assist the show coordinators for “The Pete Holmes Show.”
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