Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Tonight at The Academy of Television Art & Sciences I attend an evening panel with John Wells and some of the cast of his shows, "ER", "The West Wing", "Presidio Med" & "Third Watch". He really seems like a great guy, genuinely happy and loyal too. I even got to shake his hand and tell him I worked on "ER" recently.

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Tonight the guest speaker at The Actor's Evening/SAG Conservatory is, guess who? Yup, Francene Selkirk. We laugh because we just saw each other a couple of days ago.

Thursday, April 24, 2003

I was doing a drop-off today at Francene Selkirk's office and she called me in to chat for a second. I'd seen her speak at the SAG Conservatory last year and she remembered me from there. I told her that I was just out "trying to create some heat" and she thought it was good that I don't wait for it to come to me. I told her that my first audition ever in LA was for her on July 29th, 1998. She couldn't believe I remembered. I also told her that I booked a job that I went to Japan for from doing a drop-off, she thought that was a good reason to do them. LOL!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Today I had an audition for "SBC"; hopefully I'll get a callback.

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Boy has it been slow these days. Actually it's pretty typical for me. TV season is winding down and pilot season is about over so I can only expect it to be quiet. I continue to spend a lot of time doing drop-offs. If nothing else it keeps me from realizing that it's slow.

Today while dropping off at Jeff Gerrard's office I was able to audition for another spot. While I was making my way in another casting director was coming out of the building and she said to me "just sign in". Huh? Okay, obviously I was right for whatever she was casting. I wasn't sure what to do, she then came back in and wanted my Polaroid/headshot/size sheet. I decided to just go with it. It was a national for "Buick". In reality I think they were looking for more Midwest types, but who knows.

As I was walking out I saw Jeff Gerrard and he said "hello" I told I was going to drop a photo in his bin. He said just to give it to him, and then he changed his mind and said "I don't need this you're on my wall". Huh?? Cool!!

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Tonight I was a guest at Actorsite's first mentoring evening. Yeah, get that!! Me as a mentor? Anyway I was nervous as heck. I had no idea what to be expect. There ended up being around 40 actors in attendance and spoke for over 2 hours. Those in attendance seemed to feel as though they got something for their money since it was free. LOL!! No seriously, I got some really nice e-mails afterward and even a card from a nice young lady.

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Okay so today I had my meeting with the Public Relations agent I mentioned. I didn't really know what to expect, especially since I am not looking at the moment. I don't have anything to promote right now. We chatted over lunch for just over an hour. The stories were interesting of how that side of the business works, meaning dealing with your public persona. It would definitely take some getting used to for me to have anyone telling me what to say or even suggesting what I should say. He seemed to be connected and know what he was talking about. He also heard about my hustle and seemed intrigued as to why I do so much on my own. We ended with waiting to see what happens with "Good Morning, Miami" and going from there. Okay.

Monday, April 07, 2003

Where are my commercial appointments!! Just kidding, it'll pick up soon I'm sure.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Tonight I went to an event called Hollywood Happy Hour which is hosted by my friends Bonnie Gillespie & Kris Burt. One of the guests was a Public Relations agent. This is a particular area of interest for me. I am not in need of one at the moment, but hopefully I will in the near future. We are all just a gig away. After the even was over I wanted to thank him for his time. I liked his style and what he had to say. Anyway, we exchanged business cards and parted ways. He called the next morning and said he wanted to get together to chat. So we are having lunch on Wednesday. Go figure.