Catching Up

Actors aren’t the only flakes in Hollywood. Last night, after the rockstar panel discussion I did with Marc Bass and Gary Marsh over at USC, I was approached by a grad student who is writing a paper for her pros-in-film class on casting directors.

She had already interviewed Mali Finn, Monika Mikkelsen, and Nancy Nayor (whose partner I met last week when we were both on the Harvard ART/UCI panel), but she was feeling as though she didn’t really have her questions nailed down when she spoke with them… Could I please, please, please do a phone interview with her (today)?

Of course I said yes (in the whole giving back vein) and gave her my home number and an appointed hour. Five minutes before the appointed hour, I put my headset on (best for long phone calls) and awaited “ringy dingy.” Fifteen minutes passed and then I took off the headset. And now it’s been an hour. Nada.

Y’know… I guess it’s good to know that it’s not just actors who flake. Everyone can flake. Bah.


Okay, so I used the time I was killing, waiting for her call, to look into becoming a producer on The 1 Second Film, which I’m gonna do. Profits go to the Global Fund for Women, and I’m all over that. I’m going to split the donation in half, so that Keith gets a credit too.

Oh, and speaking of lovely Keith… his CSI: Miami episode airs Monday, May 8th, on CBS. He’s in the very first segment — so don’t tune in late!


Sadly, my honey is leaving town for a few days. Luckily, I have a lot of stuffs going on while he’s gone. Phew! This is like the busiest week ever! Fun, huh? SAG, Strasberg, cool birthday party for the lovely Anna, Nurse Bon duties for the amazing Dawn (I do hope this is the last surgery EVER for you, darlin’), plus the aforementioned USC panel and the rockstar meeting with the entertainment attorney today. Basically, I’m now his go-to gal. He has producers for whom he packages filmmaking deals… he didn’t have a casting director. Now he does. Tah-dah! (So why the hell was I so damn nervous?? I know, I know… first time you do anything, you’re gonna be a wee bit nervous and then you’re going to be all cool about it, b/c now you’ve done it. Blah blah blah.)

Oh, and does anyone out there want to be my arm candy for the Bon-double-feature on Tuesday? Two short films I cast will screen at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills at 8pm on the 9th. And while you’re all invited, I do need “a date,” since my honey has class on Tuesday nights. Any takers? I’ll buy drinks after. Really. Honest.

What else? Oh, I have about a zillion things… just no time! Ack! Lipptastic Big Brother Bill, we definitely need to speak about my demo reel now. It seems “my lawyer” needs copies. Ack! And oy!

Okay, so when you’re sure it’s time to hire an assistant but you have no time to hire an assistant (and suddenly your hubby who can usually assist is working so much — YAY — that you don’t even have your “sometimes assistant”), what do you do?

By the way, the actor showcase thingy may actually still be happening (that’s what happens when creative people are certain they have to continue to create… no matter what) and it looks like a new writing project is launching soon. This time… FICTION (I know! That is soooooo not me)!


Finally, just got this email from the lovely Nelson Aspen (and no, Hollywood Happy Hour is NOT dead — we’ll be doing an event SOON): If you get this in time, I just found out that my famous “Doin’ the Cruise” dance spoofing TomKat will air tonight on NBC’s “MOST OUTRAGEOUS MOMENTS” at 8pm Pacific Time. Tune in if you can, it’s pretty funny stuff with my GMTV colleagues Ben & Kate. Definitely watch. Nelson is famous in Australia for a reason! Heeeeeeee!

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  1. Ed R May 2, 2006 at 9:08 pm

    Keith’s going out of town? Is he coming her eto beat me up for being a fucking idiot? I don’t think I’m worth the trouble to be honest.

  2. Keith May 2, 2006 at 11:08 pm

    No you insensitive piece of dung; I’m going back to my childhood home to deal with the very last court fight over my dead mother’s estate, so that I can finally put that sad chapter of my life behind me.
    …and I don’t beat people up, ever.
    It’s not about you. It’s never about you. People who need to make things about themselves have a problem.

  3. Fun Joel May 2, 2006 at 11:42 pm

    Hey Bonnie!
    Just wanted to thank you for the link from the Cricket Feet page. Looking forward to reading your stuff more. You seem like a ball of good vibes and energy! Hope our paths cross in the future.
    All the best,

  4. Ed R May 3, 2006 at 12:19 am

    I apologize for being insensitive.
    You might try to understand that I do know it’s never all about me.
    Then again…
    Sorry, Bon.

  5. Aleta May 3, 2006 at 10:25 am

    Actually it’s all about me. Always has been, always will be. 😉 Marc’s a great agent and wonderful person IMO. Glad you got to meet him.

  6. Bon May 3, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    Received this email from a friend:
    Tivo (mine at least) doesn’t seem to recognize that there is a CSI Miami episode Monday night. Nor, does it seem to think there is one on Sunday, either. CBS’s website says there are episodes both nights. Meanwhile, Tivo’s all over the repeats and the original episode coming up on the 13th. Just thought you should warn your DVR friends.
    My reply:
    Okay, that’s odd. Our TiVo shows the “Shock” episode of “CSI: Miami” on Monday the 8th, which is Keith’s episode. 10pm CBS-2 here in LA. Hmm.
    I’ll put the word out that not all DVRs may say such. Thanks for the head’s up!

  7. Angel May 3, 2006 at 1:11 pm

    HEY! BIG TIME CONGRATS on your meeting! Yay! In my opinion, positive people tend to get positive results. Haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you yet. Still, you definitely have the whole good vibes thing going on. Take care.
    Signed – another flake. Ha!

  8. Anna May 3, 2006 at 6:17 pm

    YAY!!!! I’m so glad your meeting went well!!
    And I was thinking about Tweeds last week, so that’s bizarre that you brought it up–I was thinking how I used to worship at the altars of J Crew and Tweeds. So preppy and so amazing.
    Marc Bass told me in January to follow up with him in a year, and being the pushy lady I am, I have no intention of letting that one slide by…glad to know yinz like him.