March 18, 2011

March Is Moving Along Nicely...

So far this month has been kind of slow. I haven't had very many auditions aside from a teen CW pilot, and a new TV show that's being produced by Queen Latifah. I don't want to say which show, but I'm sure a quick google search might tell you which show that is. ;)

I've also been booked by Puma again. They will be shooting me for two days next week. This means I will have worked with them 4 times in the past two months. The last shoot was pretty easy, other than the fact that we shot outside and it was about 25°. Mmmhmmm, that's right. This shoot is supposed to be outside as well, but considerably warmer. Hopefully.

In other news, I just shot a "guest star" role on a comedy web series called "Stay At Home Dad". It's about a man named Brandon who, due to the poor economy, loses his job on Wall Street and becomes a stay at home dad. He's a crude asshole and this show chronicles his offensive exploits. It's already been up and running since last summer and has garnered quite a bit of buzz. The new episodes (including the one that I shot) will be aired on www.CBSSports.com. I had an amazing time shooting and the episode is going to be hilarious.

I play "Christy", a super hot woman working out at the gym. Brandon spends the duration of his "workout" trying out inventive ways to stare at my breasts and butt without being seen. Except, I see everything and eventually confront him. My episode only took a couple of hours to shoot (each episode is only a few minutes in length) and the director, Adam Jones, was great. As soon as my episode airs, I'll be sure to post it on the blog and my website for anyone who wishes to see it!

March 6, 2011

Joining SAG, Law & Order Part Deux...

These past few weeks have been interesting to say the least. The day I got back from Toronto, I had to hightail it over to Chelsea Piers for an audition for a co-star role on Law & Order: CI. I would be heading straight to a producers session rather than pre-reads. I thought that was pretty cool. So, I got home, kissed my hubby, took a 30 minute nap, did my makeup, put on a cute outfit and hopped into a taxi.

I'm not allowed to say the character name or anything like that, but the audition went very well. A couple of days later, my manager told me that the producers decided to expand the role and would like to bring me back in the following week. Awesome news! So in the meantime, I had to head over to the SAG offices to join. I had to join in order to be cleared for the Dove commercial, otherwise I would have waited.

So I went down there, filled out a crap load of paperwork and tearfully handed over my bank card to pay that enormous fee. So, you are looking at a newly minted member of SAG! It is pretty exciting, but it's also a bit intimidating. I'm now considered a true professional actor and the competition that I'm now up against is reflective of that. We shall see where life takes me in the next few years.

Anyway, the following week I had my callback for L&O:CI. I wore the same outfit/makeup as before and did my thing. I felt good about my read and left it at that. After the callback, I had to head to a print casting for Puma. The casting was very strange in that each model went before a huge panel of clients to talk about themselves. Then we were sent back to be photographed. Then the casting director came out periodically to "cut" people.

Rather than just taking a photo and leaving, we had to sit around and wait to be whittled down to the 20 or so 'chosen ones'. This was a long process and I thought about leaving more than once. However, I was too intrigued by the process and couldn't resist waiting to see if I made the final cut. Every 5 minutes or so, the casting director would come out and everyone would get super quiet, hoping our name wasn't called. We were eventually whittled down from 100 or so people, to about 22. I made the cut and was cast for the photoshoot which shot that same week.

Two days later, my manager called and told me that I did NOT book Law & Order. He did, however, receive excellent feedback about me and was told that they loved me and that everyone in the room is now a fan of mine. For this particular role, they were looking for someone less "cute" (LOL) and would keep an eye out for the perfect role for me. I'm not 100% sure what they mean by cute, whether it's looks or personality, or a combo of the two. When the episode airs and I see who they chose, I'll get a better idea of what they meant. I was a bit disappointed because this would have been great material for my resume/reel, as well as a wonderful opportunity to work with some heavyweight actors, but ah well.....can't win em all, right? Besides, I'm confident that when the right role comes along, I'll be getting a call.

I have some more news but I will save that for the next blog post....stay tuned!