I’m sitting in front of a computer in Houston right now but 12 hours ago I hoped to in a hotel room in Albuquerque at this very moment resting up for a day of shooting on a network series. Am I disappointed? Yes. But there was something victorious about today nonetheless.
At 9:35 am, Brianna from my Dallas agent’s office emailed me about an unusual TV audition. The role and the series weren’t the unusual elements. It was the deadline. She needed a taped audition from me by 12 pm. That’s a super fast turnaround for someone who doesn’t have his own professional camera equipment and studio space.
Ah, but the email did mention I could record the audition with my phone. Easy enough, right? It would have been except I didn’t have a reader and these two scenes definitely demanded the presence of a reader.
Here’s where having a reliable network pays off. Every actor needs those go-to people for help, especially on day’s like today. Take a look at the sequence of events laid out below. Continue reading