I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Now the season of shopping is upon us. As a starving artist, my family and friends will mostly be getting Christmas cards. I had a bit of breakthrough this past month. I was cast as a paid extra in a commercial for three days through my agent. I’ve never gotten three days on a film set before, so this was great. I was a mom extra and we got to pretend to eat pizza. They fed us well and it was an actual top professional shoot with some of the crew from LA. I hope to have a great deal more paying film and commercial film work.
Today, I’ll be auditioning for Dial M for Murder. I received a callback for The Mousetrap last year at this theater, so I hope it works out well. I auditioned for a few musicals and didn’t even get a callback. They keep talking about how it’s so hard, especially at the local Equity theatres to get cast. I hope it’s not impossible for me.
Last month, I attended the Indie Window premiere of local film, Reckless Abandon. My friend Greg was in the film and I was even sitting next to him. For a state without tax incentives, local filmmakers are doing very well. We just need some SAG-AFTRA work, and we’ll be good. The city of Tucson came up with a plan to attract top filmmakers through providing discounts on services and locations. Phoenix needs to do it too. I am planning to get back to LA some day and I’m going to be SAG-AFTRA eligible. That Taft-Hartley project will happen.
I recently connected with the production team of Yet 2 Be Named, who are now promoting their web series of the same name. They were really nice and willing to give me advice for doing a SAG-AFTRA New Media project. The site is http://yet2benamed.com. I’ve connected with a great deal of filmmakers and actors in LA through Twitter.
No news yet on the script contest, but I am sure there will be soon.