Monday, August 20, 2007


Song of the day: Big Pimpin' by Jay-Z

Should I be somewhat unnerved at the fact that things are going really, really well right now? I'm not entirely sire what to do with myself. I'm working with some really great people who are incredibly caring and kind. My boss is amazing and let's me go to auditions. Now that is amazing considering the fact that it's basically a cardinal sin to be a producer's assistant and an actor at the same time. In the past, I've just run mysterious "errands" when I had an audition, but my boss is so great that I just couldn't do that. Well, I fessed up and told him that I had an audition and he was so great to let me go. Already that felt like a win for me.

So, I went and I felt really good about it. I was up for the part of a bridesmaid, but the role is add-lib so it was actually easier than I thought it would be. I left feeling pretty good about the whole thing, but ya never know. Well, I got a call back and also the instruction to read for another roll as well, so that was a surprise to me. the call backs were really strange though. they just herded everyone who was there for the bridesmaid and wedding planner roles and took a picture of us and that was it. They didn't ask us to do anything else!

I was pretty much over it after that. I wasn't as excited about it and I waited until the end of the week and I didn't hear anything, so I figured it was about over. Well, wonder of wonders I got a call today that I got the role of the wedding planner. Which is amazing considering that I didn't audition for it at all! Strange or what? I was mostly stunned at first, basically because I had pretty much decided that it was all over. Yeah... so now what?

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Serenity Now!

Song of the day: Be my Love by Over the Rhine

Wow. It has been an exhausting day at the office. Not in a bad way, but in an extremely busy day kind of way. One of my jobs while we are in Pre-Production is to type and manage the shotlist for the Director. In theory, it's pretty fun, but it takes sooo long. I get an average of 20 scenes everyday and it takes me about 4-5 hours to type the whole thing up and make necessary adjustments- like grammar, formatting, etc. So, that being half of the day already, that barely gives me time to do all of the other things I need to, like setting up meetings, updating the Pre-Production Schedule, and putting out various fires which involves a sudden flurry of activity and me clacking around in my heels throughout the office. So anyway, as a result the poor Shotlist takes a backseat to other crazy things that happen.

The brightest spot so far has been shot listing the one sex scene we have in the film. That actually made me giggle, which I know is super immature, but cut me some slack ok? It just sounds really funny: Med. shot- hands in panties, or CU- hands on breasts. Honestly, that is pretty great. it just sounds so robotic.

Other than that big project things are pretty amazing. I somehow ended up with the coolest producer ever as a boss. He's taken me out to lunch 3 times. never in the history of my entire career have my bosses even paid much attention to me, much less invite me to come along AND let me converse with them. Maybe he's really a Stepford boss and it will be revealed that he is in fact an alien.

I think the only thing that is a little cloud in this glorious field of sunny, blue skies, is the part where I should have told him in my interview that I act. Lame on my part. It has nothing to do with schmoozing. It really has to do with letting people see me for what I really am and not hiding my other aspirations because I'm scared to let people know what I really want to do in this business. I have a bad habit of only telling people what i think they want to hear. especially in interviews, because people tend to get funny in this business if you say you want to act AND write AND produce. that's not too much now is it?

Oh well, "I do what I want." In the famous words of Cartman.