"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's been 5:55 for two hours!

Or at least, that's how slow it seems....

Man, was I sick this weekend.

Seriously. What I thought was allergies on Friday turned into a terrible Sinus Infection Saturday afternoon. I was with friends and at about 3 o'clock I said, I'm feeling worse and went home. In bed at 6pm and comatose until 12 the next afternoon. Yes. Seventeen hours. 17! It felt like a fat person was standing on my cheeks.

Am I boring you?

Anyways, missed out on a lot of survival job work, which is a bummer especially at the end of the month, and I also missed out on catching up with all my favorite blogs, but I can tell you, if you're an actor in Canada or New Zealand, I've read that absolutely nothing is happening.

And you know what? Nothing is freaking happening on this side of the world either.

Maybe all the studio heads have fat people standing on their faces too?

I called my manager to get the low-down, knowing full well that 1) I don't have any clout this pilot season whatsoever, and 2) Even if I do get brought in to audition as a series regular for new pilots, they already have several offers out to several different names for the same role. I'm not here to be a series regular. I'm here to book possible roles that might possibly be perfect in a possible time in the possible future.


Over here in the states, the Casting Directors are in a bit of a tiff with the Studios. Casting Directors put in 16 hour days 9 days a week to get pilots cast. As far as I understand it, CDs want the Studios to give them more money so they can pay their assistants and associates what they're worth. Sounds good, right? Well, the Studios don't think so. Read the article here, and pay attention to the comments.

And that's why it's slow.

So, it was a really good time to get sick; I didn't have to book out or decline any auditions.

I just want some auditions.

I'm getting ANTSY!!!

AND, a huge shout out to the few people who forwarded me their info and my hair modeling agents were interested in them,
Congrats to Gil Christner! He just booked a major beverage commercial! He's one of my favorite actors. :)


  1. ugh. Just moved here, Lira, and have been a bit disappointed in the slowness. I was much busier in the South. Oh well. More time to revamp websites, invigorate marketing materials, and network, right? Or at least go for a few hikes and enjoy the beautiful nature... : )
    Brittany Joyner (.com)

  2. You crack me up with your wittiness! :)

    You know what, I've been kind of Zen about the whole slowness issue. It gives me time to work on bettering myself for when it gets "fast" (hopefully)!

    Even though it's been slow on the audition and job front, I haven't had any time to sit down and do nothing for the past two weeks! How in the world does that happen?

    I hope you're feeling better!

  3. Glad you're feeling better, hon. Love ya.

  4. Awe, chucks, Lira! Fingers crossed for busy times and plenty of opportunities to book rooms! X


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