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October 20, 2014

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"This is the best job in the world," Drew Dixon says as he lays back in the grass on the set of the television show "Easy Money," filming in Albuquerque. Dixon is a stand-in for actor Jay R. Ferguson, who plays Cooper Buffkin in the series. A stand-in is someone who literally stands for the actor during the composition and lighting setup of the shots. There is a lot of "hurry up and wait" associated with this job, hence the down time. Stand-ins also get paid more than extras, hence Dixon's job satisfaction. - Leila Navidi

Leila Navidi

"This is the best job in the world," Drew Dixon says as he lays back in the grass on the set of the television show "Easy Money," filming in Albuquerque. Dixon is a stand-in for actor Jay R. Ferguson, who plays Cooper Buffkin in the series. A stand-in is someone who literally stands for the actor during the composition and lighting setup of the shots. There is a lot of "hurry up and wait" associated with this job, hence the down time. Stand-ins also get paid more than extras, hence Dixon's job satisfaction. - Leila Navidi