Saturday, April 20, 2013

Today I went MX riding at Perris Raceway.  It was a real workout for my body and an absolutely great time.  I had been talking about doing it literally for years and I am so glad that I finally did.  I will be doing it again in the near future.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Audition: “McDonald’s/McCafe” @ Alyson Horn Casting.  This was fun.  I was a little surprise I was called in for it, but I was happy to be there.  Not sure if I see a callback in my future for this one, but time will tell.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Shooting: TIME-WARNER CABLE.  So I worked last night, or rather this morning until about 5:30am.  Got home and slept until 7:45am, left my apartment @ 8:15am to be on set at 9 AM in Sherman Oaks.  A brotha’s gotta do whatta brotha’s gotta do.

The shoot went great.  I was there from 9am, got home at 8pm and went to work at 9pm.  It’s official, I’m tired, but I’ll be fine.  Just a few hours of selling burgers and I’ll be able to get some rest.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Audition: “Chase” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Eh, I did okay I think.  Actually, I think I did too much…which is probably not okay.

So I’m at the library working on my screenplay and my commercial calls.  Of course I hope it’s in reference to the avail for the TIME-WARNER CABLER commercial.

As usual, I let the call go to voicemail.

Now I wait and see how long it takes for the message notification to arrive.  If it’s a really short period of time I can usually bet that I’ve been released from my commercial avail.  However, if it takes longer, like 45 seconds or a minute there is a much better chance that it’s great news.

Wow, this one took more than a minute.  My heart started to race as I dialed in to retrieve the message.  The next indication of the outcome is the voice I hear on the other end.  The voice is that of Brooke. 

Great news.  I’ve been booked on the commercial!

The wardrobe fitting is this evening in a few hours in, of course, Santa Monica.

A few moments later production emailed me the call sheet along with my confirmed day of shooting.  I shoot on Sunday which means double pay and there are multiple conflict categories so I’m being paid scale +50%.  Plus, they are planning to shoot B-roll footage so I’ll also be signing an industrial contract.  Could be a very profitable day.

Upon further examination of the call sheet I look to see who was playing “my wife”.  To my delightful surprise it was the actress that I read with at the callback that thought she blew it. I was so happy for her, me and us.

The wardrobe fitting was cool.  I didn’t have to try on too many things.  David Shane, the director, remembered from our chat at lunch when we shot in New York that I was starting to write a little bit.  I told him I was still chipping away at it and had taken a few classes as well. 

I finished up and headed home, missed the bad traffic and went to work @ 9pm.  A really long, fruitful day.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Today I already have a commercial audition scheduled in Santa Monica and late this morning I received a call for a callback for a commercial I auditioned for last week.  Fortunately they are both less than a mile from each other because getting in and out of Santa Monica in the afternoon isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

Audition: “Chevy” @ Kathy Knowles Casting.  This audition was a lot of fun with one of my favorite session directors in town.

Callback: “Time-Warner Cable” @ RMB Casting.  This was a case of “hurry up and…wait.”  Yeah, sometimes auditions take a long time for whatever reason.  I don’t usually get too stressed out over that as I’m pretty mellow and can always occupy myself with something constructive.

While I was waiting I recognized David Shane as he walked through the lobby on a call.  He must be the director.  I worked with David 4 years prior in New York on a KY Brand commercial.  Great guy, very, very specific in his direction.  That explained a lot.  He takes his time and really knows what he wants.

When I walked in the room I wasn’t sure that he would actually remember me, but he certainly did.  He shared with the rest of the creative team when and where we had worked together.

I didn’t have a lot to do in the audition; “my wife” had most of the heavy lifting.  In the end she felt as though “she blew it” and was out of there in a hurry.  We chatted and laughed as we walked to our cars together.  The last thing I said to her was “watch, you’ll book it”.

The traffic getting home from Santa Monica took FOREVER. But I was “all smiles” when I got a call from my agency during the drive informing me that I had been placed on avail.  Yes!