Thursday, July 31, 2014

Audition: “Comcast” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  I just love these small, subtle performances!  Hopefully I’ll get a callback.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wow!  Today I had a great conference call with 2 of my 3 brothers about the possibility of working together in the future in business.  Honestly, I couldn’t have imagined it going any better than it did.  I’m really excited for the future!

Something else interesting happened today.  I stopped by my old job to say “good-bye” to a manager who was leaving and my former senior manager asked if I was interesting in returning to work…  I wasn’t sure if she was kidding or not, but I like to have options.  I responded, “Hey, ya never know…”

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Shooting: “Southwest Airlines” @ LAX.  This day on set, for me, was a great reminder that this “acting stuff” isn’t necessarily easy.  It’s the professionals that make it look easy. 

Most of the day went great, but a few times I had a bit of difficulty giving the director exactly what he needed from me to get the shot.  It was just a reminder to ALWAYS bring my “A game” to set class, auditions, callbacks, shoots and just life in general.  Eventually, we got the shots we needed and wrapped a long 12+ hours day.  Good stuff!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Audition: “Lowes” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Pretty simple stuff not too much asked of me…and I think I delivered in spades!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fitting: “Southwest Airlines”.  What’s not to like about getting paid to try on clothes for a commercial shoot?  Especially on a weekend which makes it double pay.  Yup, I’ll take that!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My cell phone rings and it’s my commercial agency.  My first thought is that it’s concerning the Southwest Airlines avail.  As usual I let it go to voicemail. 

Normally I have a good indication if it’s a booking or an avail release by the amount of time it takes for the voice mail message to come through. 

If it’s between 5 and 15 seconds I’m pretty sure the message is “Hey Stephon, it’s Xxxx from KMR and I’m sorry, but unfortunately you’ve been released from the XXXX avail.  We’ll get the next one!  Bye.”

Love them!

But if the message takes longer to arrive, 30 seconds to 1 minute, it’s usually good/great news.  That means either another callback or a booking!  This message took more than 30 seconds.


Yay!  It was one of my wonderful, long-time agents, Brooke, giving me the great news that I had been booked on the Southwest Airlines commercial!  So, so excited!

The booking part used to make me feel as though “I’d won!”.  These days it makes me feel as though…”I’m winning”.

In my opinion booking the job is about 80% of where I’m trying to go.  I say that because just because an actor books a job doesn’t mean that actor will get to the wardobe fitting for that job.  I’ve experienced being “unbooked” an hour before the wardrobe fitting in the past.  Ouch.  With that, I have my fingers crossed while hoping for the best.

Audition: “Acer” @ ASG Casting.  Wow, I haven’t been to this casting office in a good little while.  I’m glad to be back!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Audition/producers: “Bosch” @ Schiff/Audino Casting.  Aw man!   I was so ready for this.  The first take was good I thought.  I got a redirect from the director, which is a good sign I think, but then I fumbled a line!  NOOOO!  C’mon man!  I can’t afford to blow opportunities like that.

Callback!  “Southwest Airlines” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  I felt pretty good about this one I must say.  Of course that means nothing other than I feel pretty good about it.  We’ll see…


The call from my commercial agency that I’ve been placed on avail for “Southwest Airlines”.  YES!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Audition: “Lowe’s” @ Francene Selkirk Casting.  Another great, fun “wifey” situation, but I think I might’ve over done it with my supposedly subtle looks.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Audition: “Ford” @ Jane Doe Casting.  Me and my “wife” had a great time in the room.  I’m not sure if I’m dead–on right for it, but I think my performance was right in the zone. I’ll take that!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Audition: “Southwest Airlines” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  This was a fun spot and I think I did well in it.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Audition: “Discover” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Simple in and out and I was fabulous!

Audition: “Verizon” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Another simple one; I hope I was subtle enough!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Audition: “Hyundai” @ Francene Selkirk Casting.  This was fun.  I went in with a great group of actors and I think we did quite well.

Audition: “Audi” @ Francene Selkirk Casting.  Eh…this went okay I guess.  Kinda felt like I was “acting” a little too much.

Audition: “Time-Warner Cable” @ Kathy Knowles Casting.  Another “Eh”…for the day.  Too much acting, but who knows what the “powers that be” will think when they see the tape.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Audition: ”Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street” @ Koczara/Shevchenko Casting.  Geez, I would really like to book this role.  I think I’m perfect for the part and did great in the room.  Not sure what else I could’ve done.  At the very least I hope they’ll keep me in mind for future roles and bring me back in soon to audition for the show again.