A Good Meeting
I finally had the meeting with my manager today. It went very well
actually. Mostly she reassured me that things are super slow right now
and it's hard to get clients at my level in when an audition does come
up. But she IS submitting me for all the roles I have emailed her- and
wants me to keep doing that. But essentially it was more of a
it's-tough-right-now so let's not take this as an indicator of how
things will be. I'm glad I asked her to meet. I wasn't even sure she
was submitting me!
But this does worry me a little. I'm hoping this doesn't go the same way as the agent who supposedly submitting me for a year with no results. At least that's what she told me.
This happened last November in 2008, after having dropped off a dozen headshots in October of 2007 which promptly caused her to not contact me EVER AGAIN, except to tell me that she couldn't get me any auditions. Personally, I felt that an agent in that position would have at least called me and said something like "these casting directors aren't willing to give you appointments. What can we do about that?"
You know, I was thinking we'd work together, share information, form a plan. That didn't happen. So at least my current manager will meet with me and tell me what's going on.
Actually that Agent works down the hall from my manager. She came in the office while we were meeting, but didn't remember me. That speaks volumes.
Maybe I should get new headshots? That might help me get some appointments. Right? Now I just need to make some money to make that happen.
-- Shawn Dempewolff