"None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.- Gail Goodwin
After not having much going on for the last few months, these last 2 weeks have picked up quite a bit for me.

  • I booked  a music video for Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki.
  • Booked an LMU student project that will shoot sometime early next semester. 
  • Helped a friend produce the pilot episode of her super cute webseries Millie's 101 Things.
  • Was supposed to shoot a spec commercial yesterday but due to the rainy weather we've postponed it until December.
  • And had an audition with Stevie for a Huggies potty training video... and was quickly reminded why I decided to stop taking the boys on auditions in the first place. No cooperation at all! He was supposed to dance {they even played a song from his favorite show Yo Gabba Gabba} but instead of dancing he just kept stomping his foot and saying "I'm really, really mad!" Cute, but definitely not gonna book that one.

On the survival job end, I had the interview for the wedding planning position, actually I had a series of interviews. The first day I met with three people in the hotel: the Director of Catering, the Catering Sales Manager {who handles all the corporate accounts and hates weddings} and the Director of Sales {my former boss who told me about the job in the first place} and it was one of the best interviews I've ever had. They all told me what they were looking for and it sounded like everything I wanted and was perfect for, yay!!

Cut to Friday, when I met with two more people: the HR Director and the GM of the hotel. They painted a much clearer picture of just how demanding this job would be. 10-12 hour days. Working 3 out of 4 weekends. Meeting high sales goals each month, boo!! By the time I finished talking to the GM I knew immediately that it wasn't the job for me. So I plan to send my former boss a note later today thanking him for the opportunity but withdrawing from consideration of the position. Don't get me wrong, the money would have been great. Seriously, I'd already started making a list of all the classes I planned to take since I'd be able to afford it. But what good is the money if I won't have time to ever go on any auditions? So back to craigslist I went, looking for something more flexible. I may have found it. I have an interview tomorrow with an event planning company for a full-time position. I let them know in my email that I'm an actress and I'm looking for a job that will allow me time off when I have auditions and bookings as long as I get my work done on time. And they actually called me! They don't produce the types of events that I'm used to working on but I'm meeting with them in the morning to learn more about what the job entails so we'll see.

Onward and upward.
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2 Responses
  1. Erin Says:

    Hey Brandi :)

    I found your blog when doing a search for blogs by actors/acting students. I'm from England and I'm just about to start my acting training at a university or drama school (I'm auditioning for them this Christmas break), and wanted to read more from the people actually going through the same thing - or similar - to me.

    Just wanted to leave a comment to say I love your entries and the design of your blog, and I've also put you on my "Blogs I Read" section on my own blog ("How To Be An Actor" - erinkristensen.blogspot.com), which I've just started up to document my experiences with auditioning and going through drama school. I'll definitely be reading your blog from now on! :)

  2. Brandi Ford Says:

    Hi Erin,

    I'm so glad you enjoy reading the blog! Congratulations on beginning your own acting adventures as well! I've added your blog to my Actor Blogs section and look forward to reading all about your journey.

    Happy Holidays,

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