Saturday, May 31, 2003

A dear friend of mine from Virginia Beach is in town on business. She is staying about 50 miles away in Irvine for training with her job. She called to say that her and her co-workers were coming up to LA to hang out and did I know where to go. No. I don't often go out socially, so I don't know where the hotspots are. I used to work at The Standard so I met them there. Afterwards we went to the Bar Marmont. At that point 10 of the 12 people wanted to go dancing. Myself, my friend and one of her co-workers ended up at the Chateau Marmont. In front of the hotel the first person we see is Colin Farrell. When we went inside we rode in the elevator with Colin. He seemed to be a really nice guy and very energetic. My friends got a real kick out of seeing the celebs coming and going. We saw Josh Hartnett, Kirstin Dunst & Jake Gyllenhaal, Wanda Sykes, Wes Bentley, Hip-hop/fashion mogul Damon Dash among others.

A highlight for me was seeing Kirk Rudell, one of the supervising producers of "Good Morning, Miami". I got a chance to thank him face to face for keeping me employed last season. He had no idea what I was going through as far as my mother's illness was concerned, but it really helped me pay for my plane tickets to go home. He was quite gracious and chatted about the show for a moment. He also assured me that I will be back next season. That is really good news for me.

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Tonight I attended a SAG sponsored "Conversations" event with James Whitmore. I didn't know a lot about him, but loved him in "The Green Mile". A great evening.

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

This afternoon I take my 7 year old friend, Gabriel, to see "Daddy Daycare". It was a fun film, but the most fun part was seeing 3 people that I knew. When I return from vacation I am going to concentrate more on film than I have in the past. Television and commercials will still be my main focus, but I am going to add film to the mix.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Another same day commercial audition, this time for "Chrysler". It goes okay.

Friday, May 23, 2003

Tonight I check out a screening of "The Matrix Reloaded". WOW!! To be honest it's kinda hard for me to follow the story, but the special effects were awesome. Anyway, afterwards I ran into one of the costume designers from "Good Morning, Miami". Shortly after that, at a restaurant, I saw a gentleman who I recognized from "Good Morning, Miami". He was always at the tapings, I knew he repped one the actors, but I didn't know which one. Finally I introduced myself and spoke to him for a moment. He reps the male lead on the show, Mark Feuerstein. He was surprised that I knew Mark was currently in New York doing a play at Lincoln Center. He was leaving the next day for NY and would tell Mark I said "hello".

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Today would have been my grandmother's 103rd birthday. I have a lot great memories of her. Boy has it been slow, but I expect it to be this time of the year. Yes!! My agents at KSA call me for a last minute commercial audition this morning. It is for "Cingular" at Joe Blake Casting. I booked a "USPS" spot about 2 years ago thru Joe, but it never ran. It was one of the best spots I had done and directed by Baker Smith; a top commercial director. The audition goes well, so we'll what happens if anything.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

I talk to Ashley Williams tonight and even she congratulates me on the renewal of "Good Morning, Miami". It's her show!! I guess she feels like I am part of it. I do too in reality, I just don't want to make role into more than it is.

Monday, May 12, 2003

Today I get several e-mails and phone calls concerning "Good Morning, Miami". It seems kinda weird because they have no commitment to me really. The publicist that I met last month even called to congratulate me.

Sunday, May 11, 2003

YES!! "Good Morning, Miami" get the renewal for next season!! I am very happy for the cast. I don't know if Heather Locklear is going to be joining the cast, but I did hear the Suzanne Pleshette won't be back. I don't why, but I did enjoy working with her. She is such a piece of Hollywood and quite a character.

For me it means potential. There is know guarantee that I will be back, but I have been told that I will be. Time will tell in August I guess.

Tonight I see Ashley Williams, who plays the female lead on "Good Morning, Miami" on NBC's "American Dreams". It was cool to see her in different role other than what I've seen for the last year.

Friday, May 09, 2003

That commercial that I was on avail for cut the role that I was up for, oh well.

Thursday, May 08, 2003

The producers of "Good Morning, Miami" are scheduled to meet with Heather Locklear to discuss adding her to the show. It seems as though if she agrees to join the show will be back next season, but if she doesn't it looks doubtful. She was considering joining NBC's "A.U.S.A", but she declined after viewing tapes of previous episodes. My question is: Do you "not" bring back the highest rated new comedy of the season. I guess I'll find out in a couple of days. I got an avail for one of those commercial callbacks that I had yesterday.

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

YES!! I get callbacks on both of those auditions from the other day. They go pretty well so we'll see.

Monday, May 05, 2003

While in Vegas I got calls for 2 auditions this afternoon. One is at Francene Selkirk's office, cool. Hopefully I'll get callbacks on at least one of these spots. I find out today that one of my commercial agents Linda Berman @ KSA is leaving. Her husband got a really good job in another state. I am really sorry to see her go, she is a wonderful lady, a great agent and I will miss her.

Thursday, May 01, 2003

I'm out of here; I'm leaving tonight for Las Vegas to the THQ AMA Supercross Championship!!! I also get a call for an audition for Friday. I won't be here, oh well. Dag! It's for CD Craig Colvin too. My last two auditions for him were callbacks and I feel I am going to book through his office soon. Oh well, I'll get 'em next time.