If I’m Bleeding, It Isn’t My Fault
So, I got a pin in me today. Know what that means? That means I’m as close to booking, as you can be without them having to commit to paying you. They literally take your picture and pin you on the board with the rest of the guest cast…
I had two producer sessions yesterday… One was a nice sized role for a half-hour sitcom, where I was up against a bunch of meatheads (pro wrestlers and the likes), and the other was for a one-hour crime drama, which has had me in several times already.
I’ll be more specific about which show when they officially book me… However, the good news is I’ll be working 8 days. It’s not the biggest role in the world, and it's kind of an informational dry role, but having not BOOKED since February, I’m completely cool with saying YES… Plus the director has been a big supporter of my work for a while now, and hasn’t been able to actually work with me on an actual set. So, not only will I be paid, but also, hopefully, I’ll have fun getting to know him more.
I have to tell you, being told, “I’m not sure I can date an actor,” has really motivated me. I suppose it’s in part the “F-U” mentality… And in part the, “Well, if I’m going to get the bad things that are affiliated with being an actor, I might as well, actually BE an actor.”
So, that explains the haircut, which I cut short again, because when it was short I was working more… That explains my increase in communication with my theatrical agent… That explains the new shots I took… That explains… Committing to a weekend of theater… That explains… Well a lot of things… I was actually considering writing her and asking her to repeat that statement to me every three months to kick me in the ass a little.
Today I had to turn down an audition for a short film, that conflicted with the job I’m pinned for… And also found out that I’m not going further with the half-hour comedy… Which is completely cool, as I really feel I knocked it out of the park in the room. Success isn’t a place you get to, or a result… Regardless of the outcome, I really felt like both auditions yesterday were successes… And even just getting to play in the room, was a success in itself.
(And Mom, yes, I’ll let you know when I book it.)
-- Pin The Role On The Quiche ~ Tom Kiesche