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January 14, 2006

A Day in the Life

So, 'member when I couldn't participate in Chip's "A Day in the Life" Challenge? Yeah, well, we finally got a working card reader. Woo hoo!

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Since an average day for me is about 30 hours in length, these photos begin at 6:19pm November 1st and end at 11:30pm November 2nd. The above is a photo of my headshot files, which were a big focus of this particular day, seeing as a breakdown for a film I was casting went out around 4pm.

For everyone else's cool challenge photos, visit Chip's blog (which links 'em all).

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6:19pm: just over two hours since the breakdown went out and I've received electronic submissions from almost 100 talent agents and managers.

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7:20pm: got a cool Canadian TV series on DVD in the mail, Salema is bored, and I'm watching America's Next Top Model season one on VH-1.

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8:30pm: Nip/Tuck is on. Awesome.

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9:30pm: conference call with the film's director and producer, discussing "name" actors we may want to go after.

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10:33pm: pistachio snack break.

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11:20pm: casting deal memo (revised) has come in via fax. Thwok loves to guard the fax machine and its droppings. Sometimes she loves to walk on the fax machine and keep faxes from coming through acccurately. She is not the best office assistant.

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November 2nd, 12:44am: cantaloupe snack break.

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1:11am: brush teeth, check for more grey hairs.

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2:20am: Archie, too, is bored.

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3:30am: kitty bath break.

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4:28am: running three different Internet browsers to review headshots, resum├ęs, and demo reels (some of which I download). Finally ready to get some sleep after I play a few games on the SixHundy.

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10:02am: good morning, sunshine! Thwok is on my ass, Archie and Salema are in the "staging area," knowing it's time for wakey, and that means no more sleeping (in this room, anyway). Note all of the scripts on the bottom shelf. Half are projects we've worked on. One fourth are projects our friends have worked on or on which we've considered working and passed. The last fourth are projects we're considering.

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11:08am: typical first morning after a breakdown goes out. Eleven new messages since 8:30am.

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12:05pm: choosing sides from the script for prereads, on the phone (headset) with an agent, reviewing casting suggestions on the Breakdowns website.

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1:20pm: my favorite judge is on. Awesome.

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2:30pm: color-coordinating priority submissions, pitches, and wishlist actors from the producers' notes. Yes, 90210 is on.

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3:35pm: Keith and Archie (Archie is ALWAYS between).

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4:44pm: more of same.

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6pm: Keith has returned from Faith's with copies of her new headshots (gorgeous). VH-1 is airing I Love the '80s, which always rocks.

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7:15pm: reviewing two more submissions.

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8:20pm: same, same, same.

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9:44pm: bored yet?

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10:11pm: I've been typing so much I've had to put on my wristbrace and ghetto elbow wrap (cut up socks). Analyzing actors' credits, pulling out duplicate submissions, dismissing unqualified or incorrectly submitted actors.

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11:30pm: quick shower, then time to leave the house! We're going for a walk. Finally.

Posted by bonnie at January 14, 2006 12:03 PM

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