Summer in the City

Hi all,

I’ll try to post more often as interesting things keep happening.

I got an audition for a SAG Comedy Feature film called “Are You Blind?” this past Saturday.  I heard about the casting from Jeff Gund on Info List and I e-mailed my headshot and resume.  And then I got a response!  That was so awesome.  I don’t know if I got it yet but it was a fun audition.  I was partnered up for the audition with a veteran actor named Alejandro who was really nice.  The scene we did was the lead character, a  young woman who is a soccer referee in training, having an eye exam with an eye doctor who is also a parent of the kids whose games she refs.  Basically, she finds out that she is such a terrible ref because she is legally blind.  It looks to be a very funny script.

And my postcards turned out gorgeous.  I’ll post what they look like on the Pictures page.  I’ve been sending them to casting directors and theatres.  I’ve made a target list in Excel of casting directors and theatres, specifically those that participate in the EMC (Equity Membership Candidacy Program).  I’ll also send some to agents but I’m not sure I’m at the point where an LA agent, or manager, would be interested in representing me.

I’ll also be going to a premiere of a web series called The Day Player next Monday night.  Doing a web series sounds cool to me but I’ve gotten reliable advice that it is certain to take up your time to pursue your acting career and that it’s a popular idea.  I think that if you have an idea for a story that demands to be told and you’re not sure how to pitch that to a major studio, then that probably is what you’d need to do.  I think that doing some short movies that adhere to professional standards is a good idea, especially if one needs demo reel footage and doesn’t have proper material for that like myself.

Anyway, it looks like I have a real day job that starts next week.  It’s as a personal assistant with flexible hours though I will need to work full time hours to make enough money.  I have to have enough money to stay here because I actually like it here despite the bloody traffic and the dirty neighborhood I live in.
And I have to make my dreams come true.

Oh, I didn’t make it to the Cabaret which actually began last week.  I wanted to be there but I got work that afternoon and then this week I really needed my rest.  It’s only going to get crazier.

You’ll notice that there is a new link for the Actor’s Network.  I had forgotten to include it.  Anyway, I could go on about how beneficial it is to be a member but you’ve got to go to the website to see for yourself.  They have numerous free orientations each month and if you go to one, please use me as a reference as I get points for it.  Every time I walk in there, I get priceless advice and get closer to the path for success.  It has really shifted my paradigms about pursuing a career.  I’ve learned things that would take me way longer to learn on my own.  Kevin E. West is the founder and, also, co-owner with manager Paulo Andres and a guy you have got to meet.

More soon I promise.

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