"None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.- Gail Goodwin
Day 82: Met with another agency for commercial representation. This was one of the agencies I emailed 2 weeks ago so there was no referral with this one. I met with both of the agents who run their adult commercial department and we hit it off! The male agent said I reminded him of a former client of his who books all the time who he wishes he still repped but she's still at the agency he used to work at, so that was a good sign. The female agent and I discovered we share a strong love of cupcakes after she asked me what I like to do when I go home to Vegas and I said it's a must that I visit my favorite cupcake shop Retro Bakery every time I go. {We seriously discussed cupcakes for 5 minutes after that. I felt a tad bit guilty afterwards as if talking about them obsessively brings along the calories that eating them does.}

Like the first agent I met with last week, they liked the fact that I took Killian's Commercial Workshop as they've had clients who've had success from it before and like the first agent they also want me to take an improv class at UCB or Groundlings because of the emphasis commercial casting directors place on it. They asked who else I was meeting with and I told them about the first agent who offered me rep {yep, I got an offer!} and that I was planning to make a decision by the end of the month so that I have time to really think about it. At the end of our conversation they said they liked me, they felt like they can use me both commercially & in print, they liked my headshot and they think I'll be great "in the room" with cd's so they offered me rep as well! YAAAAAAAAAY!! And before I walked out they said they were pleasantly surprised with the outcome since I wasn't a referral because they never know what they're gonna get when they meet actors who self-submit. Moral of the story: Sometimes emailing an agent works!
6 Responses
  1. MzKRod Says:

    Brandi, Great news! You are doing the damn thing! Hard work definitely pays off.


  2. Brandi Ford Says:

    "I'ma do the damn thing. Watch me do the damn thing." - Fergie

    Haha! Thanks MsKRod! Appreciate the support girl.


  3. Anonymous Says:

    congrats!!! that's sooo awesome!

    Aisha

    PS--let's definitely catch up! I'm free Tue-Fri mornings. Let me know!


  4. Brandi Ford Says:

    Aisha, you've got mail!


  5. Anonymous Says:

    That's fantastic! Thank you for providing me with inspiration - I love reading all of your updates!


  6. Brandi Ford Says:

    Thanks Anon! Always nice to get feedback & encouragement from readers, even anonymous ones. :-)


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