May 20, 2014

Update/Whining

Y'all, lately I have not been able to figure out what the heck to write about!! I've had a handful of pretty great auditions lately, but nothing that moved past the callback stage.

When things are slow, I always struggle because this blog is really about my life as an actress/model and well, I have no life in this business right now. *cries*


Oh, I remember a couple of things!! Yay! So, I booked another commercial. My third one in the last couple of months and the shoot was very fun. Obvi, I can't talk about it because social media has destroyed all elements of mystery and surprise so pretty much all of my bookings come with non-disclosure agreements attached.

And I re-signed with my theatrical agent. That was nice. Getting dropped sucks and that would have made me very, very sad.

That's all I got.

So, I'm asking you guys to comment or send me emails regarding some of the things that you want me to talk about over the next couple of months. Is there anything that I haven't covered yet or anything that you feel I can go more in depth on? Let me know and help a sista out!! In the meantime, I'm gonna try to find some inspiration somewhere. Preferably in a glass of wine.

6 comments:

  1. I think what would make a great post is how you deal or combat those periods of slowness or feeling uninspired. We all go through these periods. For me I'm trying to figure out my next move. I built my reel, looking for auditions, have a resume and website and taken classes. Now I'm trying to figure out how do I get the agent or manager? I always thought the more work you do, the more you get yourself out there, the higher the chance of meeting a manager or agent. So I feel a little lost, but I have to keep on going because this is what I love to do. This blog is amazing because you're showing the realities of being a working actor.

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  2. Okay, thanks for the suggestion! I do feel as if I've periodically posted about that because that happens to me every so often but it's definitely something I can revisit.

    You definitely have to keep going! And you have to be very resourceful when submitting to agents and managers. Use every method and connection that you have!

    And thank you so much for being such a lovely and consistent reader. :)

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  3. I do have a question! What sorts of jobs do you recommend actors get? Do you have any actor friends that have been able to handle part/full time work while making all of their auditions and roles? Besides that typical waitress position.
    Thanks!

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    1. Honestly, no. I've known other actors that have done things like nannying/babysitting and personal assistant work, but they were not actors who were actively auditioning or had representation so, in the end, it didn't really matter.

      Lots of people say that there are other types of part-time jobs that you can work, but I don't know any working/actively auditioning actors that work those types of jobs. Not to say that there aren't any in existence, I just don't know of them. But if you can snag something with the flexibility that you'd need, that's great.

      And when I say "actively auditioning", I'm referring to paid professional jobs. I wish I could be of more help, but honestly, I can't think of anything better and more flexible for a working actor than a serving/bartending job. Especially if you work at a great restaurant that only serves dinner.

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    2. RachaelW; with many businesses in recent years offering more and more flexible working hours and contracts, there seems many more opportunities for actors to get infill jobs around that can work around their acting. I for example have a data collection role that I co-ordinate with local authorities, schools and sports groups largely by use of my computer that can be done suit as when to suit my acting commitments. i.e. often late at night.

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    3. RachaelW: Other actors/actresses I know have other self employed roles to maximise their own flexibility/availability. e.g. one actress I know has a side line in cakes for special occassions, another actor is a gardener and fits his clients around what acting commitments he gets.

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