ACTORS! We’re insecure and yet we gravitate to the most insecure industry of all. Crazy! And there’s so much to stress about –
Aging | Looks | Relationships | Who’s Hot when you’re NOT | Keeping our Cool | Staying in the Mix | Timing.
PILOT SEASON: The ULTIMATE Test!
Well, here we are again at the beginning of Pilot Season. And this one is getting off to a slightly late start because Networks are still picking up Pilots… every day (and it’s almost February!) Nine Pilots were announced Friday! Half-hour Comedies are especially late — and I predict we’ll hear about a lot more pick-ups in the next couple of weeks, now that Comedies are back in a BIG-RATINGS-WAY.
I like to stay on top of what’s happening because it gives me something to discuss with my Agent before it’s too late.
PILOT PICK UPS – STAYING IN THE KNOW:
It’s awesome! Expensive, but AWESOME, I subscribe to the daily alerts so I know when a Pilot has been picked up. I get an email alert with the logline, network, writer, producers and director for each project.
Deadline | Hollywood
They send out the emails for FREE, but they don’t contain all of the info in a concise way. Still, FREE is a big PLUS!
You can go to the site to get the news releases. But, I miss the old Futon Critic where they’d have Development Season Info by Network. I guess that’s a thing of the past.
To Know or Not To Know –
I love knowing that Great Minds I really respect (and would give anything to work with) like Jason Katims, Dick Wolf, David Kelley, Ryan Murphy, Greg Malins, Greg Berlanti, Kari Lizer and others are creating new shows that haven’t been cast yet — and that all of the Networks and Cable stations are looking for TALENT.
Look my way — please — I’m over here!
Some Actors stress about knowing. I can horriblize with the best of ‘em — TRUST ME — but I actually like to know — especially at the beginning of Pilot Season because Opportunities give me hope – and I’m really big on HOPE!
I’m hoping to FIND THE FUNNY in front of a live Audience that laughs hysterically for 22 episodes… and then the HIT Series will be picked up again next year and the year after and the year after that… (and then I won’t have to go through Pilot Season again! ahahaha!)
F I N G E R S C R O S S E D !