Wednesday, November 18, 2009
They called yesterday to see if I would be available for background work on Monday....
Well guess what guys?!!
I can't do it because I'm an AFTRA Must Join and I do not have the $1300 (or however much it costs) to join the union....so I can't do any AFTRA shows until I join!
See once you do background work for a soap opera you become AFTRA eligible and you can do as many jobs as you want within 30days...after the 30days you become a MUST JOIN and you can't work on any AFTRA jobs until you join....
But it's all good....I'm not in a hurry to dish out the initiation fee and those dues...but I was glad to hear that they thought of me!
They said if anything changes they would call me....
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Promote Yourself Directly to PRODUCTION COMPANIES WHO HIRE HOSTS FOR SHOWS AND PROJECTS! (See MIC's Tip at the bottom of this email)
Banyan Productions 530 Walnut St. Ste 276 Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Lights Television 6 E. 39th St. 2nd Fl New York, NY 1016 www.citylightsmedia.com
Nancy Glass Productions 211 Rock Hill Road Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-2052
Pie Town Productions www.pietown.tv Check out their on-line Casting Section “Be On TV – Casting Needs”
Robert Small Entertainment 50 West 17th St. 10th Floor New York, NY 10011 www.robertsmallentertainment.com
Engle Entertainment 535 Eighth Ave., 19th Fl New York, NY 10018 www.engleentertainment.com
BBC Productions- 432 W 45th St # 3 New York, NY 10036-3580 (212) 974-9050
Tip: Your first package should include: 8x10 with resume attached, a Bio page, SHORT cover letter, DVD Demo, link to your website: www.yourname.com (if you don't own it, get it now! If your name is already taken consider: www.theyourname.com www.yournamehost.com, www.yournameperformer.com, www.yournametalent.com www.yournameproductions.com, www.yournamecommunications.com) Remember your mailings are planting seeds! You may not hear from them right away, but now they know you are out there! Keep in touch with quarterly postcard mailings.
For the best price on postcards visit www.vistaprint.com, you can create them yourself both front and back and mail them yourself or upload your mailing list to them and they'll do it!
Remember Media Image Coach.com has pre-printed labels available to help you with your mailings. Get 700+ names and addresses for over 700 Tri-State Production Companies, all you do it peel and stick! Just $39.99, mail check or money order to Media ImageCoach, P.O. Box 431, Orangeburg, NY 10962 and your labels will be on their way to you! Be sure to include the best address to send them to! Happy Bookings!!!!
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I plan to dab into the Hosting Industry so I am going to take hosting classes either with Patricia Stark ( I took her teleprompter class at Actors Connection and I really like her) or I may take the Mixed Media Class at Weist Barron. I wanted to share some info that I receive from Patricia's newsletter (http://mediaimagecoach.com/home.cfm)
HOSTING AGENTS SUBMISSIONS
Looking for a Hosting Agent? Mark Turner of Abrams Artists and Seth Mayeri of Evolution Media Talent prefer email submissions. Tony Burton of Don Buckwald & Kristin Walther of CESD prefer regular mail submissions.
Here's their info:
Mark Turner – Agent Host Division
275 Seventh Avenue, 26th Floor New York, NY 10001
Email submissions accepted send to: mark.turner@AbramsArt.com
Seth Mayeri - Host / Broadcast Division
Evolution Media Talent
350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 302New York, NY 10001
Email Submissions accepted send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Buchwald & Associates
10 E. 44th Street New York, NY 10017
Attn: Tony Burton, Host/Broadcast Division
CESD – Cunningham, Escott, Slevin & Doherty
257 Park Avenue South, Suite 900, New York, NY 10010
Kristen Walther, Host/Broadcast Division
Tip of the Day - Follow up two weeks after your submission with a phone call.
2nd Tip of the Day - A hand written, mailed thank you card will always make you stand out among the crowd!
© 2005-09 Media Image Coach. All Rights Reserved
Monday, November 16, 2009
Well I have not been submitting that much in the past few weeks....my main focus right now has been getting an income! So that means...you've guessed it! Finding a job!!
I can honestly say that I did good for the few months I have been acting and when I calculate how much money I have made...thus far its been a good chunk but of course that money was here today gone tomorrow...financing your acting career can eat up your money as soon as you make it...
So I'm currently looking for a temp job...going to register with MORE agencies this week....so we'll see what comes of it...it's really slow out there...
I plan to take a class in Dec. to get trained as a legal proofreader....I've done some proofreading jobs on a freelance basis but I want something a little more stable and I prefer to work 3rd shifts...so I can have my days free....and still do freelance jobs...
I prefer not to do the typical acting "survival" jobs....you never know what your paycheck is going to look like week from week so I'd rather work in an office environment getting paid weekly and being able to budget myself more effectively....
SO that is my goal for the next month or so....getting a JOB!
by Jan I will be in a class....by April or May I will start submitting for castings again....I should have my finances situated by then...your girl gotta eat! ha! by next May or June I will have my new headshots....
Stay tuned for more industry info: tips, free seminars etc and Updates on my journey!!
God Bless and C'YA AT THE TOP!!