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March 16, 2007

Back Stage West's BEST OF LA 2007

Hi Y'all,

I just saw this over at the Back Stage West website (thanks for the head's up, Blake).

Like Blake, I was named in last year's readers' poll and didn't even know the dang thing was happening. And I gotta tell ya, it is a HUGE honor that still makes me blush.


Here's an excerpt from my blog entry about it:

From this week's Best of Los Angeles issue:

Welcome to Back Stage West's first attempt at a "best of" issue, featuring a compilation of our readers' favorites and staff picks.

Um. Holy crap, right? Wait.
Best Film/TV Casting Director: Mali Finn. Runners-up were Deborah Aquila, Billy DaMota, Richard DeLancy, Bonnie Gillespie, and April Webster.


Wow wow wow wow wow.

I--with under FOUR YEARS of experience as a casting director--am named among CDs who have credits like, oh, I don't know... The Matrix; Titanic; LA Confidential; The Shawshank Redemption; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; Alias; Lost; and Knight Rider for cryin' out loud.

Seriously... 95 years of casting experience in that group. I am responsible for fewer than four of those years. I am humbled and amazed and floored and honored to be included in that group of CDs. And I guess, even on the toughest days, maybe I'm not so bad at this job.



Okay, so on to this year's poll...

Take Our Los Angeles Reader's Choice Poll -- and Win!
LA Area Actors: Win a Free Headshot Package!
March 09, 2007
Back Stage West is giving away a free headshot package -- valued at $600! -- from photographer Alan Weissman.

All you have to do is take a moment to fill out our Reader's Choice: LA poll.

Simply click here to take online survey.

Your picks will help us determine who should be included in our annual "Reader's Choice: LA" issue, running May 10.

Deadline for submission: April 2.

Good luck!


So, go. Win some headshots. Share your love. If I'm in the mix again this year, YAY. But either way, let your voice be heard on all things "Best Of" by taking this survey. Woo hoo!

Thanks for the love,
Any time I see someone succeed I am happy, for it affirms my belief that I live in a world where success is possible.

Posted by bonnie at March 16, 2007 3:52 AM


Yea! awesome and congrats!

Posted by: David Lawrence at March 16, 2007 2:07 PM