DAY 358: Write a bit about the holiday season from an unusual point of view.
It’s the hawliday seesers. And friends of friends. And little ole friends. Then you meet some friends of fwiends, and they become your fwiends. They’ll be coming down the chimney town. You put a big spac spuck upon the duck. Hanging from the window tree-ee. It’s the hawliday season. Friends of those fwiends get the fwiends. Doopa-doopa-doobity-do.
Above is a picture of my name in the credits in the film, Parental Guidance. Make sure you go see it in theaters now!
DAY 65: Research and make contact with four new potential markets for your work.
1. Neal Brennan - Stand-Up Comedian/Writer/Director - The very same guy I saw on Friday perform stand-up is a new contact for me. Still feeling like an idiot for getting called out (read yesterday’s post for the story), I decided to post on Neal’s Facebook wall. I said “I was the guy who got carried away last night and was ‘too enthusiastic’ been a fan for years love Totally Awesome. Good show prick”. He wrote back in a message “I appreciate you coming out. Sorry if I was a little short with you. A few of my jokes got fucked up by people yelling out. Makes it harder to focus. Again, sorry. And I really appreciate your support. I’m really not a prick.” Needless to say, I took the opportunity to send him 2 short Archdale perfume and cologne commercials, so hopefully it will garner something…anything.
2. Randy - He is friends with Sandra Bullock. I met this dude during a commercial shoot this past week, drank some beers with him, and came to find out he went to college with “Sandy” and not only that, they were very good friends. We’ll see where this goes, but I am not going to get excited. Never can in this business.
3. Local Filmmaker - Been engaged in conversation with a local filmmaker whom is interested in putting my Dale Archdale character into his web-series.
4. Acting Coach - Met with an acting coach this week who is interested in implementing our Wilmington Improvisation course into her school. I would continue to teach our current classes on top of this new night. We locked it up this past week and it’s official. New client is always nice.
I decided to post another old prank phone call video. It is an actual recording that a job candidate left for a recruiter friend of mine.
DAY 6: Research and make contact with four new potential markets for your comedy.
I’ve come to yet another non-creative task that is still among one of the important goals to accomplish: build my contact list. Here are the 4 markets I will be choosing to target: voiceover agent on east coast, magazine editor (humor, obviously), film producer and theater director. Below are the results:
1. Voiceover Agent - Although I didn’t reach out personally to anyone, I did research and find a great list. I have it down on Saturday afternoons to package my commercial voiceover demo and mail them directly to agents within each of these talent agencies. List here: http://www.voices.com/voice-over-agencies.htm
2. Magazine Editor - I researched and found a site that mentioned MAD Magazine was seeking freelance humorists. I am submitting some of my printed as well as comic strip work and will keep ya posted.
3. Film Producer - Todd Strauss-Schulson (Director, Harold and Kumar 3D), via Facebook via my friend Payman Benz. Received contact back and developed a line of communication.
4. Theater Director - Zach Pappas (Organizes Thursday Night Live at the Browncoat Theater in Wilmington, NC) and landed an audition for next weekend to perform with the cast in next season’s TNL