Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Have you thought about hiring an attorney??
This was my one and only line in a commercial I shot today. I'm not getting any money for this but it is a potential spring board for other projects from this talent agency that called me to do this shoot.
You usually meet nice people when you do this kind of work. Many times you have a lot of down time to get to know them. I generally like other actors. I guess we have some gene in common. Today I met a woman who makes a living acting. That's cool! It is what I aspire to do someday (if I have the guts). My goal this school year is to do as much acting on the side that I am able and to make some money doing it.
The money is the reason I sent my head shot to eight agencies in the area. As much as I love theatre, unless you have a lot of time to devote to it, it doesn't pay. Print work, industrials and commercials do pay and they take relatively less time. Also, as I started looking around at all the advertising there is out there, I figured, hey, they NEED me! I am a healthy 40 year old women with dark hair who can represent many "groups" of people. I can be "Mom", I can be "Hispanic", "Jewish", "Generation X", "Italian", "White", "Single", "Married"...no one really knows what I am.
Today, I was "Friend #1". Today, I was a white, middle class 40 something woman who walks in her suburban neighborhood with a friend and gives her good advise, "Have you thought about hiring an attorney?"