January 13, 2010

Babies R Us...Again

I have the worst cold ever! Sunday I woke up and could barely move my body. My throat was sore and I couldn't breathe through my nose. I called in sick and literally stayed on the couch all day drinking apple juice. I had to send my honey to the corner store twice. I needed to feel better because I knew the next day was going to be a long one. I was shooting for Babies R Us again and had to be on set at 12:30 which isn't that early, but the shoots are in New Jersey. I fucking hate going to New Jersey.

I got to the set and for this particular shoot there weren't going to be any children, it was a baby shower theme. The other two models were my age, and we thought it was funny that they always cast really young women to play the moms. Apparently, according to one of the other models, when BRU does consumer polls, the majority of the women have the most positive reaction to ads with very young moms. Who knew?

So anyway, the shoot only took about 3 hours and we spent most of the time sitting around and talking. I was surprised by the length of the shoot because the other two times I shot with them, I was only there for about half an hour or so. I felt horrible for one of the other girls, she had an audition for one of the big soap operas at 3pm and totally didn't make it. We didn't get out until 3:15. I wonder if she still got to audition?

These particular ads are supposed to run in all of the parenting magazines so I'll keep an eye out for the next few months. Those would be some great tear sheets for my book.

Progress Report

Tomorrow is a pretty big day!

1. I have an audition for short film that pays per day. I love those.

2. My manager, Chris, set me up with a meeting with a commercial agent tomorrow morning. His name is David McDermott and he's with Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum or JGD. I've heard great things about this agency, although I didn't know they worked with adults, so that's really cool. Chris told me that David is a great guy and very well respected. I'm super excited I really hope that he likes me. It's like Chris read my mind or something because I've been searching around for a commercial agent to submit to.

January 10, 2010

Hey Y'all

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Okay, now that I got that out of the way I just want to apologize for being so MIA these past few weeks. December was one of the most stressful, roller coaster months I've ever had. Lots of highs, but a few lows to go with them. If I explain every single thing that went down this post would never end. So instead of that, I'm just going to make a list for you to quickly catch up on.

1. I booked Soft and Beautiful. I was then replaced two days before shooting because a.) they wanted to texturize my hair AND cut it after I'd already told them no and b.) the hairstylist burned the entire front section of my hair off with a curling iron during a hair prep session. Yes, you read that correctly, he burned my hair off. After I became upset (sobbing) and had to call my agency (CESD) I left the salon after having been there for nearly 7 hours. I had to threaten legal action in order to be paid for my time. I was devastated by this turn of events and cried for several days. Not only did I (through no fault of my own) lose out on a huge opportunity and paycheck, I had to cut out three sections of hair.

2. My Prestige agency is now known as PMG Models, but on the acting side, it is still Prestige Management Group.

3. I signed with a manager at Prestige. WOO HOO!!! Christopher Silveri, my manager (still getting used to saying that!) had set up a showcase the day after my Soft and Beautiful fiasco with Jed Abrams, an acting agent at Talent House. I went in a performed sides and a monologue for Chris, Jed, and two others. Chris called me in the next day and told me that he loved me, thinks I can be a star and that he wants to sign me. He also said that Jed loved me and wanted to me to come to his agency and meet his partner, Pete. I signed with Chris a few days later.

4. I met with Jed and Pete, read for them, and sent in a taped audition. They want to do an exclusive freelance with me for pilot season and if I get good feedback, they may sign me.

5. I've shot for Babies R Us...twice, and I'm shooting with them again tomorrow. I guess this means they like me??

Other than this, I've been slowly getting back into the swing of things, I'm still kind of tired from the roller coaster ride that December took me on, but I'm excited about the next several weeks and what's to come. I've narrowed down my acting school choices to a handful of prospects and I'm excited to get back into class, it's been too much time. I will not be making a list of goals right now because I'm not really sure what they are at the moment, I'm just kind of going with the wind right now until I'm able to refocus.