Friday, January 30, 2004

Oh Noooo!! I missed a commercial audition this morning. Yup. My, normally reliable, pager didn't page me. It's technology and it's going to fail occasionally. I usually check it just to make sure but I forgot and by time I checked it was to late. Oh well, hopefully I'll have another one soon.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Auditions: "McDonald's" @ Ross Lacy Casting. Goes well, but I think I might be a little young looking for the spot. Also "Burger King" @ Terry Berland Casting. This one goes really well, I hope to get a callback. I portray that typical office worker, which I get a lot.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

YES!!! I had my photo session today with and I felt like we nailed it. I even got a parking ticket in the process. I'll take that as a good sign.

Friday, January 23, 2004

Audition: Indie Feature "Twisted Path" @ Henderson/Zuckerman Casting. I read for 3 different roles with producer/director/writer. The read goes well and they set me up to come back next week for a role in a different film. I occasionally work as a reader at this office, Cathy & Dori are wonderful. Before leaving, I showed Cathy my new vintage Van Halen concert tee shirt that I got for Christmas from a dear friend. Last time I was there I wore my Led Zeppelin tee. Cathy is a big rock music fan like me.

I also had my general meeting at Sony Pictures Television with Dawn Steinberg & Adrianna Porcaro. The meeting went really well. Dawn went over my resume and asked questions about some of the shows I worked on. She told me what shows they have on the air and what pilots they are working on. She seemed genuinely interested in me. She asked where I was from, what was direction I wanted my career to move in, etc. The meeting was wrapped up with Dawn saying that they will be going over Breakdowns from Sony projects and trying to get me auditions with those casting directors. Who says generals don't exist anymore?

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Auditions: "Sci-Fi Channel" promo & "Avis" commercial.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Cool!! I get a call from one of those drop-offs from the other day while I was on the Universal lot. It is straight to producers for UPN's "Rock Me Baby". This is my second time to producers for this show this season. The all laugh again, we'll see what happens.

Monday, January 19, 2004

I have an appointment for a pilot today, the "Untitled Method Man/Redman Project" for Fox. I would really like to get a callback for this, I think I am right for it and it goes well enough. I think. While on the Universal lot for the audition I did a couple of drop-offs to try create more opportunities. I also have an audition for a "Johnsonville" commercial @ Craig Colvin Casting. Usually when I audition for Craig I get a callback. I ran into Craig while I was there and got to show him that I cut my hair. He told me that Kevin Smith is directing the spot and that he really liked me for a spot for a "Boston Globe" spot that I almost booked last year. At the last minute the ad agency chose someone out of New York that they had worked with before. That was really good news, I had no idea Kevin Smith even knew I existed.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Drop-offs, drop-offs and more drop-offs!! Also, it's time to re-shoot photos. I think I am settled on how I am going to wear my hair. Very, very short. I will call John Ganun to set up an appointment to shoot on the 23rd.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Audition: "Saturn" @ Ross Lacy Casting. Goes well.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

YES!!! My agent calls today to tell me that I have a general interview with Dawn Steinberg. Dawn is the Senior VP of Talent & Casting @ Sony Pictures Television. The interview is scheduled for Friday Jan. 23rd. I am quite sure the meeting came from meeting Adrianna Porcaro in a workshop last week. Adrianna works for Dawn; I guess she thinks I am someone that her boss should meet.

Monday, January 12, 2004

Gotta love those same-day calls. I didn't have anything scheduled for today, but some things came through nonetheless. First my theatrical agent called with a producer session for "Charmed". It's for a different, smaller role than I auditioned for originally. It's for a dad! That's cool because I actually believe I could be a young dad now that I've cut my dreads. The read of a couple of lines goes pretty well. Quick, fast and in a hurry. The second audition was for a "Honda" commercial, which also goes well.

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Yes!! A Saturday audition. I go in for a guest lead on "The Shield" today. Often times when I go in for the gritty shows it is a drug dealer who is selling a bunch a product on the streets. I do not really like going in for those roles, but this one fits me much better. It is the foot soldier in those stories, the guy who works for the bigger street dealer. The guy who will rat you out if any pressure is put on him. The audition went really, really well. I hope to get a callback, but if I don't they will bring me back for something else I'm sure.

Friday, January 09, 2004

My first audition of the year! My agent wasn't thrilled about me going in on it, but I wanted to. It's just a line or two, but it stars Cameron Diaz & Toni Collette, Curtis Hanson is directing and David Rubin/Erica Arvold are casting. I felt it was smart for me to get seen and who knows. I love that my agents don't pass on things without me know about it. The role is a bartender and he is suppose to have actual bartending experience. How funny, I've never even had a drink much less mixed one. I felt like it went well. I also read for "Charmed" at Leslee Dennis Casting today. The role is a young ER doctor. I was happy with this audition as well. I'm glad I am getting seen with my new short hair style.

I go to the doctor today because my ribs are still bothering me from when I ran into the trees riding motorcycles while on vacation. It's official, I have a cracked rib. I knew something was wrong inside of me. The doctor said bones take about 6 weeks to heal. It's been almost 3 weeks; so I guess I'm half-way there.

Monday, January 05, 2004

It's time!!!! I am back in the saddle making the rounds doing my drop-offs. I gotta let CD's know that I have cut my hair. So I am burning up the pavement dropping off my photo around town. I will re-shoot in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, January 01, 2004

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Actually I am traveling today. What a great day to travel, it almost seemed like the airport was closed. I saw rapper/actor Ludacris on my flight. He was in first-class, of course, I was in with the regular folks. I also saw "Gilmore Girls" casting director Jamie Rudofsky from JaM Casting on the flight. When I got back to LA only one of my bags was at baggage claim. After a whole day of trying to track it down through Continental I received a call from "Joe". He had taken my bag by mistake; he said that he had the exact same bag. Fortunately, he didn't live far from me.