Tuesday, April 29, 2014

YES!  My agency called with the news that I’ve been placed on avail for “Geico”.  Excited.  I’ve got a good feeling about this one. 


Monday, April 28, 2014

This past weekend I drove to Phoenix, Arizona to help a friend get a handle on her personal finance situation.  I was excited for a couple reasons.  I get a chance to help someone in a situation that seems hopeless to her, but I don’t think that it is at all.  Another reason is that it was the longest drive that I’ve taken in a really long time.  I just love road trips.  I used to being able to drive relatively long distances, but I seem to have lost my edge over the years.  Maybe it was from working overnight and I’m just always a little more tired than most people.

The drive was incredible!  Plus, I feel that I made more headway with her than I even expected.  I hope she’s able to stay on the program and make a real lifetime of progress.  I told her that next year is going to come anyway, why not try your best to have a better relationship with your money?

Callback: “Geico” @ Ross Lacy Casting.   In a word – butta!  This felt really good.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Audition: “KIA” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  I had a ball in the room for this and I think I’m perfect for it, but I don’t usually get callbacks on these type of commercials.

Audition: “Geico” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Another great time in the room; I HAVE to get a call back on this one.

Question: Are “sexy heels” sexy if they make u look as if you’re walking barefooted on hot coals? I like y’all how u are...4 the most part.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Audition: “Wilfred” @ Zuckerman/Johnson Casting.  This audition came directly as a result of me dropping off a photo/resume at Fox Studios.  Honestly, I don’t think it went all that well. I mean, it wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t great either…but I’ll let them be the judge of that.


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Shooting: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Downtown LA.  I had a great time shooting today.  It was a small, but fun bit to do. 

Ironically, two of the writers of the screenplay/executive producers, Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec, grew up with a friend of mine that I waited tables with back in New York.  I met Josh with my friend around 2000 when we went to a concert at the Universal amphitheater.  Josh and his partner Andre we're certainly working writers at that point but they have really moved up the ladder over the years.

I didn’t expect to see them on set, but to my great surprise, I did.  Of course Josh wouldn’t have remembered me by hearing my name or seeing my face, but I reminded him of the concert and he immediately remembered.  He took a photo of us and sent it to my friend, Max, who now lives in Florida.  He got a kick out of us being reunited all these years later.  Good, good times.


Friday, April 04, 2014

Today while I was shopping for a thank you card for the casting director and associate my theatrical agent called. 

The news was great.

I’ve been rescheduled for the film!  Not only have I been rescheduled, they also converted my daily contract into a weekly contract.  Wow!  Some things are hard to predict in this business.

Technically I’m thinking that my contract might be for one week and one day I think.  Trust me, I don’t really care about that; I’m just happy and I’m getting to work.

I hope they don’t change their mind!


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

UPDATE: APRIL FOOLS!!!  I showed up for my afternoon call time for the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES film, but ended up being released after dinner without shooting anything because production was losing light and they knew they wouldn’t get to the scene in time.


Oh well, not much I can do about that.  I’m very thankful that one of the highest regarded casting directors in Hollywood thought of me for the role without auditioning.  Plus, I’ll get paid for the day.  There is always a chance that I’ll get rescheduled, but I’m thinking this one might’ve slipped through my fingers.  That said, I’m certainly hopeful.