Grad school Diary #6: Post-mortem
So i've gone through now what might be the whole of my grad school auditions. I MAY be called back, I may not. Basically I'm back to my normal routine. Or whatever my normal routine is now.
I should definitely take full advantage of my time here in NYC, my remaining time, assuming my move to LA still happens. And still try to get a bicostal agent. So I've been perusing the February schedule at one on one and the network(my two networking studios of choice). Only problem is, I've met ALL these people before. Seriously. All of them. When someone does come up that I don't know, which is rare, I make every effort to meet them. But not much has really come of this. I know acting is a tough profession. But I will again say that I think the last few years in New York have been especially tough. A lot of talented, smart actors that I know are still not repped, or are under-repped, it seems that to be any sort of commodity in NYC film & tav you really have to be a very specific type. The bitchy girl, the statuesque blonde guy, the 25-year old who can pass for 14.
But I do have a plan of sorts. I've got this burgeoning webshow. LoveReception(click the link to watch it!). Which people generally like - even people that I don't know, so, that means something. And I have a plan on how it can pitched as a TV show, and also how we can start to gain more momentum and more viewers in the coming months. I also have a screenplay that's 30 pages deep now, and while it needs some serious re-writing, it does have promise. I've also got my little Broshow(special secret link just for you!) side project which I'm going to try and pitch to CollegeHumor in the next few weeks, in a slightly different form, but still funny, and smart and sticky.
And these are all the reasons that I don't think grad school is quite right for me. If any of these things go at all according to plan, the next 3 years of my life will be much better spent hustling here in New York or out in the wilds of LA.
I know my blogs have been remarkable self-focused lately. Mucho apologio. That's spanish, for "I know."
What was your toughest and most rewarding decision you've made in regards to your career? How did it turn out?
-- Shawn Dempewolff