Now usually, when I get released from first refusal,
I just get an email- “You’re released” from my agent’s assistant.Sometimes the office calls to check my availability,
so when I picked up the phone, I didn’t think much.But it was my Agent.
And she likes to call with good news.
But it’s been OVER A YEAR since I booked anything,
and even though I knew I am on hold for two things right now,
I was trying to keep my cool.The truth is that I like my life right now- I get to be with my wife
and son all the time, at the playground, the zoo, whatever.But not booking anything for over a year was weighing HEAVILY
on me.– Have I gotten too old? Have I aged out? – I know I look tired these days, my eyes have these bags – I’m less fit as I used to be (eating ice cream like er’y night!)
– My hairline is retreating like a Trump supporter,
– this bald spot on the top of my head is shiny as a mutha fucka!So when I heard her say “You want a job?” with a smile in her voice,
I was hopeful, but I didn’t want to get too excited.“Um… sure, whatcha got for me?”
“You booked it!”
I said “[company name]?”
She said “YES! NATIONAL, maybe a print component, cable, etc”
It was only then that I allowed myself to be happy.
(Do you know what I mean?)
It was only then that I allowed my face to indicate to my wife that it was good news.
Before that moment, I didn’t want to disappoint her AGAIN.
I had stopped telling her when I thought I did a good job at the callback.
And even though I know it’s a numbers game, And even though I know that I have a great callback ratio
and even though I know that I may have been wonderful at EVERY audition,
that sometimes it has nothing to do with me (especially in commercials)…
I started doubting.Big time.
But guess what?And I want you to remember this forever- FOR THE REST OF YOUR CAREER…
It just so happens that THIS TIME…
They wanted a guy who was a little older. They wanted a guy who looks a little tired They wanted a guy who was a little less fit They wanted a guy whose hairline was receding and had a shiny bald spot.
(Ok, ok- I’m just guessing about the bald spot)The truth is that in our business, they need ALL TYPES and always will.
They might use more types more often, but if you keep
doing the numbers, you have to win.You HAVE to win if you keep playing the numbers.
You have to play the RIGHT numbers.
I have been playing the commercial numbers for years. and I have booked dozens of commercials, and made hundreds of thousands
of dollars acting in commercials.
Seriously- over $400,000.I have been playing the numbers with making money online,
and as a result, I haven’t had a day job in over 15 years, which
allowed me to play the commercial numbers!This ONE spot could be anywhere from $500 to $100,000
(or more), and it will be a ONE DAY shoot.Playing the right numbers can pay off big.
HOWEVER- If I want a better TV career, (and I keep “saying” I want one) then I have to start playing the TV numbers.
I have to start playing the TV AUDITION numbers, which right now
I play at almost zero.You can’t win if you’re not playing the numbers.
So- two things:
1- If you stick in there and play the numbers, you can win.
2- It’s easier to play the numbers without a day job,
Everyone knows that the acting business is tough, and most people quit before they ever make any real money. These 5 pictures may make you feel better, and there’s even one guy’s solution to how he beat the system:
But it doesn’t have to be like that-
I watched a video that taught me how to make money without ever needing a job
I have several friends who are the hippiest of the hippies, and I love you all.
I have been having several conversations with you lately, being as patient and understanding as I can because you’re the good people.
The ones who want to bring the world better.
You want the world to do better and to be better.
And I have been keeping a lot of my truth from you in order to best see things from your perspective.
So this letter is to bring you my perspective; or at least, a different perspective.
Here’s what I mean….
Yes, you feel that Hillary is evil, and that Trump is evil, so you don’t see much of a difference. What you want is for something different.
What you want is for some American leader to stop wars, fighting, and maybe actually help the world come together.
Enter the dream of the third party.
It’s a great dream.
I’m for it too.
I think most people are.
You don’t want to have to choose between two evils.
So let me be REAL here.
(Note: I will be using “us”, “we” and “them” interchangeably here.)
For African Americans, EVERY CHOICE IS EVIL.
Every single choice that doesn’t create reparations, bring the black population to an EQUITABLE standing after suffering what is without question the worst crime ever perpetrated on Humanity the world has ever known- is EVIL.
(Yes- worse than the Holocaust.)
The American dream?
AMERICA is evil to the African American.
There’s even no going back to Africa, because THAT has been raped and pillaged by the same people.
EVERY CHOICE is evil to African Americans because there has never been anyone trying to bring equitable justice, or actually make them (us) equal.
But we choose anyway.
Am I overstating? Nope. I’m probably still understating it.
Actually trying to prevent Americans from VOTING, which I believe is against the whole fucking point of our democracy.
Actually CLOSING polls in places so that they have to drive 100 miles out, and requiring drivers licenses that match their current address, redistricting their representatives, and other total bullshit- TO PREVENT THEM FROM VOTING.
There are people in arenas CHEERING over the death of Freddie Gray (who was handcuffed, but stll managed to die of a broken spine), while at the same time calling Black Lives Matter a divisive, terrorist hate group all the while yelling “blue lives matter”!
You wanna talk about “lesser of two evils“?
Please bitch- how about you suck up the fucking choice that you DO have, between 2 people trying to protect YOU- even if they are killing other people?
Oh- you don’t like that we bomb the middle east?
But America will bomb anyone to keep it’s people on top- even other fucking Americans:
Can You “Cheat-Proof” Your Relationship?
Is there a way to prevent a guy from straying? How can you learn to trust again after being betrayed? Listen as Felicity gives advice in this Q&A about trust and infidelity.
Q: “Hi Felicity – I need some advice. I am in a great relationship, we’ve been going strong for about six months now. I am happy and in love, and he seems just as content.
But the problem is my last boyfriend was a cheater. When I discovered his betrayal, I was devastated. I even swore off love forever. Of course, I eventually got tired of being single, and I met a really great guy through mutual friends.
My new guy is very different, and I love him very much, but I’m terrified he’s going to cheat on me, too. Is there anything I can do to make sure he won’t stray from me and our relationship?”
A: Well, short of locking him in a shed and hiding the key (which I do NOT recommend btw), the harsh answer is no, there isn’t anything you can do to “make sure” he won’t stray.
I can tell you the quickest way to push him away (and possibly encourage him TO stray) is to constantly worry about him cheating.
If you do that, your constant anxiety will come across in your communication, and it will feel like you are saying “I don’t trust you” to him.
After a while, this will be downright toxic to your relationship. He may even begin to feel like you are accusing him of cheating, feeling guilty when you are innocent builds resentment.
I remember when I was a kid and my mom didn’t trust me to not get into the Halloween candy she’d bought in early October. So she hid it (not very well). And she kept tabs on me, and she questioned me, and watched me… You see where I’m going, right?
Finally I figured that since I was being punished for it, I might as well do it. I climbed up to the place she hid it in the hall closet and snatched a big handful.
Obviously cheating is a lot more serious than sneaking a few fun-size chocolate bars…but the result could end up the same. I’m not saying he’s going to run out and cheat. But if he feels like he’s already paying the price for a crime he didn’t commit…well…
It sounds to me like you have some processing to do from your last relationship. A therapist or counselor can be a great option to help you work through your feelings of betrayal from the past. There are also tons of great books out there that can walk you through the steps of healing and learning to trust again.
And give your new boyfriend the benefit of the doubt. If he gives you no reasons to be distrustful, then for the sake of your relationship, you’ve got to knock it off with your worrying.
Here is the tough reality when it comes to love and cheating: on some level, you have to understand that it is possible you could get cheated on again.
And it will suck big time if it happens. But the good news is you will survive. You made it through before and have even been able to fall in love again.
Now, for some super fun ways to bolster both your emotional and physical connection…it sounds to me like taking a proactive approach to deepening your intimacy is one remedy for your anxiety.
When both partners are feeling really connected to one another the chances of any wandering eyes go way way down. And when you are having a blast in the bedroom, you are focused on each other more than the idea of extra-curriculars.
You may have seen the emails from Mike Fiore about the new program I put together.
In it you will find over 30 techniques specifically designed to not only give you both an awesomely fun sex life, but ways to deepen the emotional intimacy component of your relationship, too.
As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity, NBCUniversal will produce a live performance Scene Showcase in June in Los Angeles, and September in New York City. The showcase intends to feature actors, writers and directors of diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQ actors and Performers with Disabilities. The one-day live theatrical showcase is performed for executives, producers, casting directors, and other industry professionals.
**The NY Scene Showcase casting call for actors is OPEN. See details below.**
**The LA Scene Showcase casting call for actors is CLOSED**
**2016 Scene Showcase scene submissions from writers are CLOSED**
Stage One: Script Selection (Writers)
Once a year, we put out an open call for scripts to be performed live in front of an audience.
We accept two types of scripts: comedy scenes and dramatic monologues.
COMEDY SCENE REQUIREMENTS:
There should be no more than two actors in the scene (and no less).
The scene should be five minutes long (4-6 pages, standard script format).
The piece should be stand-alone; it shouldn’t feel like an excerpt from a longer piece, and should have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Given that these scenes are meant to be performed on a stage in front of a live audience, special effects should be kept to a minimum.
DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE REQUIREMENTS:
As it is a monologue, it should be written for ONE actor.
The monologue should be 1-2 minutes long.
The piece should be able to stand alone.
Stage Two: Casting (Actors)
**The NY Scene Showcase casting call is OPEN.**
Actors should prepare a self-taped audition, reading part of one of our selected scenes. Instructions to submit are below:
SEEKING: [ETHNICALLY DIVERSE & MULTI-CULTURAL MEN & WOMEN] can portray 18 – 55 yrs old, specifically actors with strong comedic ability and timing. Submit All Ethnicities. MUST BE LOCAL NY RESIDENT ONLY & AVAILABLE FOR MANDATORY AUG & SEPT REHEARSALS
DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2016 at 6pm ET
This is a REQUEST TO SELF TAPE your Audition. Sides available at Sides Express and Showfax under NY PLAYS as: ‘NBC SCENE SHOWCASE 2016’ SIDES CODE: N3263
Review ALL ten (10) scene options provided, then Choose & Prepare ONLY one (1) of the roles.
NOTE: Any gender, age or relationship can be modified for audition purposes, to suit you, as long as the humor is still maintained. i.e.: If the scene is currently written as a male character, you can choose to portray it as a female. If written as a husband, you can portray it as a wife, straight to gay, 20s to 50s, etc.
Please note: Registration on actorsaccess.com is free, but Actors Access charges $3 to upload a video.
this information is reserved for members who agree NEVER to share what is revealed on this upcoming LIVE workshop happening this week… because only live attendees will receive a plan of action which potentially makes you $5000 in the next 21 days…
NOTICE: Access to this information is strictly limited to those who chose to accept the terms of the Non-Disclosure Agreement below…
… And who understand it’s virtually impossible to create the sort of leverage, top-level income potential and rapid (21 day) results we’re going to reveal, without years of effort, millions in research and development or a full time team of professionals working ‘round the clock for you: