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I believe he is an intern. For brevity's sake I didn't mention that, but you're right - it makes a difference. You'd think by now, though, he'd have figured out the best way to organize things...
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Then the next time a big agent asks me to an theme event - I'll be sure not to turn him down like all those other times! ;)
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Good for you! I just might do the same. That's a great idea. I'm cool with my commercial reel (which I put together myself), but would like more/better things for my legit reel. I've been waiting for some footage from a summer project that is great... but so far I haven't gotten hold of anything. So maybe I'll have to make my own something-something in the interim. Question: How did you "drop off" at casting sites? Did you submit online to places or literally drop off a hardcopy at casting offices?
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Hey - I did a CarMax spot last year ;) Good team. Turns out the prop guy went to my college and I can't believe I recognized him from art class. It was totally weird - in a cool way. Anyway, I'm with Stacey: you sure can drop a line. It also serves as a reminder to your agency that you are out there, floating about the universe and *available for work*. And it reminds them that you just BOOKED work so they SHOULD be sending you out (not that you say those things, you just say something like, "Hey, just checking base to let you know I'm available and wanted to make sure I haven't missed my check yet..." Something like that). Anyway, my $0.02
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That sounds amazing. Congratulations!
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I do have folders but I've run out of filters (so automatically separate them emails into each folder)! It's gotten WAY out of control. For anyone out there reading this whose job it is to do marketing of these things - less is more!
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Yes, people often *don't* think about the expense, and for the life of me I don't understand why that is. Things cost money - even art. We all wish it wasn't so, but it is, and I'd rather be wise about it and assume it will cost a lot (probably why I don't mount my own stuff) and be pleasantly surprised when it comes in under budget, than assume I can do it for free (or low cost) and lose my marbles when the receipts start piling up. Shows are hectic enough without adding the shock of sudden expenditures to your list of things to worry about. Like I said - this is probably WHY I don't so my own stuff. However, I also believe that the expense can be worth it if it is handled right (and wisely). If you ahev a pet project, I don't think it's bad to put $1,000 on your credit card to get the job done right. You deserve it (and - as Sara noted above - so do the other actors involved). Just my $0.02
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My mom called me last weekend to say one of my spots was airing all the time... too bad that one wasn't union, either. Looks like we have the same wish list! (Except for the pony - I have enough of my own crap to deal with ;) Break legs and welcome.
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Thanks - I like the pic, too.
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Break legs!
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Trust me - I've spent YEARS and possibly thousands of dollars looking for other representation. Unfortunately it isn't up to me if someone takes me on. What to do... what to do...
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Thanks for this - his work is remarkable.
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I'm sorry - this is sort-of off-topic, but all the ho v. hoe thing makes me giggle, and reminded me of this: http://www.snopes.com/politics/humor/raplyrics.asp It's not a real English assignment (according to Snopes), but it still makes me chuckle... (and in it, the spelling is "hoe", though I'd always seen it as "ho").
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Yes, motivation is always the toughest part. I have to say that last spring when I rented a studio and asked a friend to help me with my mono - that that time and money was VERY well spent. I think that effort is a huge part of my success with that mono. So it's totally worth it to study on one's own. It's always easier with a small group - unless you're pooling cash to hire a coach. Good luck with it - even just one or two "classes" will be helpful, I am sure.
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Thanks, all. It is a tough spot - just slightly demoralizing because I want so much to be doing work I am excited about. There are parts of this show that are fun... I just wish there was more to it or that I could use it to push myself along with agents. But I'll just re-double my efforts soon... once I'm over this damned cold. Miserable, I tell you...
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Very lovely pic.
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