Tuesday, September 20, 2005

access wilmington!

the percentage of jobs i land from auditions is low. maybe 20%. which is relatively good. imagine going on several job interviews a week. rejection pervades the career choice. it sounds silly to hope the people at chik-fil-a like your smile enough help you pay your bills.
there are advantages to the steady snubs. you get to read scripts for episodic series ahead of everyone. take today's audition for the nbc series 'surface' premiering tonight. me and brandon read a scene as nerdy air traffic controllers trying desperately to finish a game of stratego while ET activity sucks a plane into the sea. now i couldn't tell you they didn't deserve it. could be the previous episode this pilot burned a church down. or perhaps everyone on board worked for the GOP.
what i love is the narrative that goes with the dialogue. the description of what writers expect to be produced. in this scene, the flash to the plane includes:
"as it spirals into the sea there are - yes! rainbows, all swirling transcendently in a beautiful orgy."
incidently i would fucking love to be on this show. i got bills 2 pay.


Blogger maryk said...

Did you audition here or wilmington?? Yeah, I read for a park ranger at Yellowstone, talking to a tour group about old faithful, about its consistency while, yes, behind me 'she' starts rumbling. Hmm, that's weird, keep talking, a little concerned, "squirt! Blam!" Don't be alarmed, folks, "Kabooom!" "Maybe you should all leave now...." as i (would've) died/melted by the ...LAVA that was shooting out of old faithful. And I would've loved to do it, too. Didn't get it. AND got a speeding ticket on the way up to Wilmington. I LOST $$on that deal.

9/21/2005 1:29 PM  
Blogger bo-d said...

at first, i read "everyone on board worked for the GAP". nearly as reprehensible as the GOP.


9/21/2005 3:39 PM  
Blogger k said...

Hey I know that girl - Lake Bell. I studied drama with her one summer at Oxford. Now she's totally frickin famous!

10/19/2005 12:55 PM  

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