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I Got An AGENT!!!

6 Oct

HAPPY HAPPY DANCE!

This blog is about me, an actress who is as yet not famous, who is working to lose weight in order to better my chances within my career field but not wanting to go so extreme that I become one of those scary thin chicks. So far, I have no fear of going to extreme with my thinness sinceΒ I am still overweight lol. πŸ˜›

Despite this blog being about an actress whose losing weight it mostly focuses on the weight part and not the acting part. I don’t generally mention the auditions I do go on, or everytime I apply to an agency or work on a scene with a friend etc cause well, it’d be like someone who works in an office talking about what they do on their computer everyday in their blog – this is my job, I love it and think it’s ridiculously interesting but I’m aware not everyone would think that. shrug.

But today I just have to post about the acting part of my life cause I GOT AN AGENT!!! wOOt! πŸ˜€

Up to this point I’ve been self-represented which has it’s ups and downs. Ups being I can work on any project I want and I keep all the money I may earn. Downs being the projects I can apply for don’t pay that well and I have limited projects to choose from. To “make it” in acting you have to have an agent, it’s just how it works. I was starting to get a tad worried that I’d be the only actress left in the world without an agent when boom! out of the blue I got an offer from an agency. Say whaaaa?

I got the offer on Monday, the contract with my and my witness’s signatures on it got sent back to them yesterday and today I got confirmation that it’s accepted – all is good, it’s in writing, it’s all concrete – it’s official! πŸ˜€

I had stress that after I got the offer on Monday something would go wrong and it wouldn’t become official so once it became official I breathed a huuuuge sigh of relief, did a happy squeal and dance then called my parents to let them know. lol. Then of course I announced it on facebook cause, well, everything goes on facebook right? πŸ˜›

It’s so great knowing I have someone whose job is to find me auditions to go on, it helps relieve the stress from my life. Also, your agent is like your fairy godmother/bodyguard/backer/everything – they make sure you get good auditions, they make sure you look good at all times to casting directors, they talk you up and network for you to get your name out there, they do all the negotiations so when you book a job you get the best pay etc possible, they take care of you and make sure nobody screws you over. They help build your career, they get you the chances needed for success to happen. And now…I have one! πŸ˜€

She was brutally honest with me, which I loved, explaining she’s going to get me commercial auditions first because my resume isn’t built up enough to get me principal auditions in movies or tv shows. I already knew this, and expected this, but it was nice to have her tell me that first instead of trying to win me over by promising me a tv show or movie contract in a stupid small amount of time. I know I have to work my way up to those auditions and I’d rather she told me that then tell me what she thinks I want to hear. Does that make sense?

Other then that, nothing really happened today, lol, but I’d say only so much should happen in a day and I’m way happy that this is how my day went. πŸ˜€

I find myself smiling like a crazy person while typing this, or looking in to the distance and giggling (in a happy not psychotic way lol), when I get up to go get a cup of tea or whatever I do a little butt wiggle while I walk. Basically I’m in a continuous happy and celebratory state lol. Yaaaahhhh! πŸ˜€

Today was a gooooood day. πŸ˜€

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4 Responses to “I Got An AGENT!!!”

  1. Claret October 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    I really appreciate when you post about your work- acting is such an interesting job! It’s nice to hear how it goes and as I don’t even have anyone in my circle who is an actor/actress it’s both entertaining and interesting to learn more about πŸ™‚

    • shrinkingwmn October 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

      oh well in that case i’ll try to write about it a bit more often lol. πŸ™‚ I find all aspects of the entertainment industry interesting but figure those not involved might not and I’d hate to bore people via blog…how lame would that be? lol

  2. J. October 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    congrats

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