It’s a New Day, FURSHUR

Well, lookee here!
bsw.jpg
Seeking Stardom, Actors Flock to YouTube, MySpace
June 29, 2006
By Lauren Horwitch

Casting directors, producers, and even network execs are also waking up to the talent on the sites. CD Bonnie Gillespie of Cricket Feet Inc. said a New York actor who regularly posts his audition videos on YouTube told her about the site last year. “He can’t fly in for auditions but always wants me to see him for films I’m casting,” she wrote via email. “I think it’s a great use of a free resource. Most online audition footage services are very expensive for actors. For example, one upload of an actor’s two best takes of an audition can cost $50.
“As fun as video-surfing is on YouTube,” Gillespie added, “I think we’ve yet to unlock its full potential for actors and electronic auditioning.”

Rock on!
In other news… I have a phoner later today for another potential casting gig, plus gotta set up some meetings between directors and name actors to take place over the next little bit. It’s funny, I remember this time last year being my busiest as well, yet somehow I hear everyone talking about how “dead” it is. Yeah… okay… if you say so!
Gotta get my names list together for the new Wild Card Productions project (so so so freakin’ cool, this one), since the breakdown will go out on Wednesday and we have our phoner tomorrow.
tnkeithquinnhwd2006.jpg
Meanwhile, gotta attend FOUR FIVE kiddo parties in THREE FOUR days, while Keith bounces around town with STILL MORE auditions. Wow! Summer break, indeed!

(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)

5 Comments

  1. Avatar Nikki June 29, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    I eagerly await your breakdowns! Can’t wait for the new one, nor for HILMMAKS!
    Break a leg Keith:)

  2. Avatar Bon June 29, 2006 at 2:07 pm

    Looks like the HILMMAKS breakdown will be postponed for another week (so… due out the 17th, now) to schedule a few more name actor coffees/cocktails between now and the day the breakdown hits.
    Once it goes out, it’s going to be very hard to get these meetings in, so we’re holding off as long as we can… and still leave ourselves enough time to hold auditions and get the cast locked by Labor Day.
    Woo!~
    Thanks for being on the lookout. “The Project” (that’s what we’re calling the Wild Card Productions short films–three of them, all entwined) will go out on the 5th. Woo!

  3. Avatar Pamela June 29, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    Just checking in to send my love and good wishes for everything to you. Been tied up rehearsing, but learning lots in the process…………..
    Congratulations to you also Keith. Break a leg.
    You guys both rock. How’s Quinn’s rhythm after a week? TeeHee

  4. Avatar babes June 29, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    well i just got pics from my parents from their mexican resort vacation for a friend’s son’s wedding (mom sent me a t-shirt), tomorrow they’re leaving for a lake in west virginia we had vacations at when i was a kid for EIGHT DAYS(for my cousin’s wedding party, who just got married at hilton head)…and THEN, they’re coming out here to do a little business in frisco (well my dad) and then come down and see me for two days…
    at least i get to hear about it…

  5. Avatar Lori June 29, 2006 at 9:24 pm

    Congratulations!!!