Hey Guys and Gals. Let’s have a quick word. Just between friends, like I was a friend that just happened to be a Casting Director. When you submit your headshot and resume to me, I get it and keep it on file. I don’t usually respond. ”Why?” You might ask. ”Are you a self important jerk or something that can’t reply to an email?” That’s a completely fair question.
First, I get a lot of submissions. Responding to every performer that sends me a headshot and resume package would be a full time job in and of itself, hundreds a week at times. If a job comes up that one of my clients feels you are a potential match for, trust me, you won’t be able to get rid of me. Phone, email, plane, boat, train, I’ll camp outside your house if I have to to get you to that audition.
I know you want to work. I want to help you and my client find each other. Don’t be offended if it doesn’t happen right away. I’m not slighting you or trying to tell you something by my silence.
Oh, and don’t send me 11 emails (not exaggerating, that is the exact number) in 2 weeks demanding my immediate review of your headshot and resume and asking why I haven’t cast you yet.
Film Day in Olympia
Join fellow film industry workers and Washington Filmworks for “Film Day in Olympia” on Wednesday, February 23 in support of HB 1554 and SB 5539, the legislation to renew the state’s Motion Picture Competitiveness Program. The time has been changed from 10:00am - 2:00pm to 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The production incentive program remains the single best tool we have to win motion picture business in Washington andin this difficult economic climate, your support is critical to get the incentive program renewed.
If you have four hours to give to this effort, now is the time: We will need between 50 to 75 local film industry workers to volunteer for the Film Day event, to meet with legislators and share how the incentive program impacts the lives of Washington state cast and crew. If you are available and willing to help, please send an email to Info@WashingtonFilmworks.orgwith the subject line, ” Film Day in Olympia.” Please include your name, phone number (cell preferred), affiliation with the industry, your address and/or your Legislative District number (to find out who your elected officials are click here) in the body of your email. We will follow up with more detailed instructions. Thank you!
—Amy Lillard, Executive Director of Washington Filmworks
Thanks to everyone who came out Monday for the first actor connect night hosted by Washington FilmWorks at Solo Bar in Seattle. AJ Casting & Reel Extras was by far the largest contingent there with our own Basil Harris helping to lead the charge with his heartfelt speech on the actor lobby and having your voice heard as a group. A huge thank you to Executive Director Amy Lillard for her inclusion of the acting community and for woking daily to bring film production to WA state. Email them here to have your voice heard and be invited to the next event.