"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, October 29, 2013


I found fall south of Ventura, west of Laurel Canyon.
We didn't really get a typical LA summer until late August. All June and July, it was moderate, until, bam! triple digit heat. That lasted about a good two weeks, and then: moderate temperatures again.

You don't really notice these things until it's late October and we get a 'cold snap' at 60 degrees and the possibility of rain. Then you notice that the sun is setting earlier and earlier, and my goodness! It's FALL!

Where did the time go?

I've been on the commercial agent hunt and scored 4 meetings from my submissions which made a 25% return so I'm happy with that. I've met with half of them so far and I've been offered rep from both. I have another one tomorrow and another one next week. Which means this: If you too are looking for commercial rep, send out your stuff. January is a big commercial month and if you can get rep and new headshots uploaded to LA Casting before then, you'll be golden. I wasn't aware October was a good month for commercial submissions, but hey, now we all know.

A lot of this actor life is prep. You have to have so many things ready to go, so many skills constantly worked on and practiced. Sometimes it all seems for naught. Sometimes it's what makes all the difference.

Get your materials in order. Get your skills in tip top shape. Your job is to audition for the big stuff, and to make the small things yourself.

Create, create, create.

It's fall. Come Thanksgiving, the town slows down. Commercials go crazy in January, and then it's nothing for a few months except time to work on your own projects. If you're  moving when the rest of the town is standing still, you'll be all the better for it.

1 comment:

  1. "If you're moving when the rest of the town is standing still, you'll be all the better for it."

    Genius. I love your brain (and you) so much. And I miss you. And it's stupid that I have to tell you on your blog that I miss you. :)

    PS Congrats on commercial rep!!!!!


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