Keeping the Faith

Hi all,

I had intended to have more posts for October but oh well.  So yes, that interview didn’t work out.  I have no idea why they called me in anyway if they wanted someone with retail experience.  I don’t.  I am going to Arizona as planned.  I feel so bad to have to go but I will get back here!  What do you guys think about me putting together a Pay Pal account to raise funds for myself?  I was thinking of raising money for a production company on KickStarter for the sake of an actual production company.

I went to an Industry Guest session at the Actors Network with Allen Hooper, who is with Jeff Greenberg Casting.  They cast Modern Family, which has won Emmy’s for its writing if you didn’t know.  He’s also an actor and a really neat guy.  Allen explained a bit about the Casting Director side of things such as electronic submissions and the process of auditioning actors for TV series.  It was really interesting knowing the percentages of direct offers and represented and unrepresented talent that get called in and get the job.  Their office, by the way, accepts all manner of submissions whether they be electronic or by mail.  That’s good to know.  And also I found out for certain that people who have demo reels with their on-line submission profile are put above those who don’t regardless of when they submitted.  I don’t have a demo reel yet but I’m working on it.

I will be auditioning at the EPA for Reprise Theatre’s productions of Gigi and Kiss Me, Kate next week.  Those shows are in February and April (or May, I can’t remember).  Jason Alexander is the Artistic Director (yes, George Costanza from Seinfeld).  I would love to get into either one of those shows because they pay well and it would give me Equity points.

Callbacks for PCPA are in February so I hope I get one.  I sent the Casting Director, Eric Stein, a postcard to remember me by.  Many people highly advocate follow-ups, so that’s what I do.

I have to focus on packing now.


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