This Philly start-up helps Hollywood studios manage extras, from the sets of ‘Mare of Easttown to ‘King Richard’

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA —Josh Weinberg’s first job out of college was on the set of “Queen of the South,” a TV crime drama on USA Network. The Lower Merion High School grad aspired to be a producer or screenwriter, but he quickly learned that making TV shows isn’t always glamorous. As a production assistant, he processed pay stubs, tax forms, and nondisclosure agreements for the show’s extras, the background actors who don’t have lines. A boss handed him hundreds of pages and a few highlighters. The task was “miserable,” he said. “You think you’re making a TV show. You think it’s gonna be fun and sexy,” …

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