This fall has gotten away from me! November was just a blur. When I got back to LA in October, after being back in Texas to shoot “A Country Called Home”, things started popping. Almost immediately, I got my first LA audition and it was a doozie! – a lead villain in a film with a major star. When I walked into the audition, I was surprised to see only 3 other women, and of the 4 of us, I was the only one I didn’t recognize. 🙂 Although I didn’t book it – and none of the other women there that day did – it was a wonderful first audition experience!
That was followed by several national commercial auditions and two TV guest star auditions. On the first, there was another star auditioning along with me, and on the second, I went to producer! Those not in the business may think that it only counts when you actually book the job. Of course, that is the point, but when you’re new to LA, and booked out for almost a month during your first episodic season to shoot a film out of town, just getting called to be in the room is a major step forward! I am very encouraged and feel that it is just a matter of time. It will happen, soon. I will say, that meeting the casting directors at workshops has been very valuable and affirming.
For now, I am back home in Houston enjoying being with my family celebrating Thanksgiving and preparing for Christmas. I’ve put myself on video for several film and television roles while here, both through my Houston agent and my Manager in LA. As always, I’m keeping busy with voice over work and continuously reading, listening to and participating in audio and video workshops.
I’m excited that I have also met with a top notch demo producer to build a new promo demo and update my commercial demo when I get back to LA in January! After that, I’ll seriously pursue top tier voice over representation in LA as well.
Here’s to a very Merry Christmas with family and friends and a wonderful, healthy, and prosperous New Year for all!