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!