This week was a quiet one. It was Independence Day, which means most agencies were closed Wednesday to Friday, and I left my temporary home in Hollywood and am back in my humble abode in Culver City. It’s only now that I realize how quiet this area is, it’s really more for families and old people. But on the bright side it doesn’t have as many distractions, so I can keep my eyes on the prize!
Oh, and remember that self taped scene that I finally made after postponing it week after week? It got me to an interesting place: a Starbucks in the middle of Century City aka big agency hub at 8am, watching all the suits go in and out…
The reason I got there is that I showed my comedy scene (you can temporarily view it here) to my agent friend and she liked it and thought I should come tape it professionally at her agency. She just so happened to have to tape another client that morning anyway. In the end that one lasted longer than anticipated so I couldn’t do mine then, but still..it was interesting to be there. The place where all the business behind the movies industry takes place!
As for the list of last week, here is what I accomplished:
Send Print Mailing
Done, finally. Another batch of manila envelopes will hopefully find their way to a desk and not the trash.
Research SAG New Media Agreements
I did this, seems like a whole bunch of paper work that has to be done by an American, so I was more interested in the Taft Hartley form. The Taft Hartley form is a document that can get you into SAG (the actor’s union in America, necessary to join for all professional actors). With the rise of new media, it’s become more easy to get this form and thus become eligible for SAG, since people can produce their own web series or digital shorts for relatively low budgets. This seems to be a good option, but I’d have to get an American Social Security number first.
Make Small Manager List
I’ve done this. Spent a good four hours IMDbPro’ing my way through all TV shows that I liked to find smaller management companies. Will prepare a mailing this week!
Write 15 Pages Screenplay
Done! I got a little stuck at page 25- probably wrote and rewrote 26 and 27 a million times- but I am now at page 33, which makes this officially the furthest I’ve ever gotten with a screenplay! And I’m still so excited about it, whereas usually I lose my enthusiasm about the idea and story within a week. I’ve got about 60-90 pages to go, but I’m feeling positive I will finish this one. I already know the ending, so…
It was a little bit of a short list, but now that the holidays are over and I’m back in quiettown I’ll start getting back into gear again. Here’s my list for next week:
- Tape Drama Dialogue (I didn’t like the one I did 2 weeks ago so need to redo this)
- Research Best Postcards Printing Company
- Sign Up for Class at The Groundlings
- Prepare Mailing Small Managers
- Prepare Additional Commercial Mailing
- Write 15 Pages Screenplay
- Prepare Good Questions for Meeting With Huge Manager
The last one actually just came up! I have a meeting with one of the biggest management companies in town, and though they’ve already said they’re not gonna sign me because I’m too unknown, they’re willing to sit with me and give some advice. Which makes me a very lucky girl, and so I have to make sure I don’t waste their time and come with good questions. Any suggestions?
Exciting things may start happening again, see you next week!
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