Last summer and before I was a member of SAG, I had the opportunity to work on the movie “Sexting in Suburbia”. I have written a previous post on my experience on this set and how wonderful the Producer, Director, Cast and Crew were and now that the movie is available on DVD, I was able to capture a few stills where I appeared in the background. Background work is a chance to gain experience and exposure. I am not 18 so typically a lot of the actors that they hire to look like teenagers are 18 plus “to look younger”. This affords the production more flexibility. Also – a lot of the movies I did prior to becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild was for IMDb credit and meals – no pay. It open doors and helps to gain experience. I was happy to be a part of this production and met some really fun people who I have stayed friends with since the filming. I like to share a bit of reality when it come to gaining experience in the movie industry so people know that it really isn’t all big bucks and glamour. At some point – I hope it will be but for now, I am happy to be a part of all official SAG/AFTRA opportunities. I welcome your comments to this post – is it informative – and interesting?
Monthly Archives: May 2012
So, on Saturday, May 12th I attended an open casting call for the new Adam Sandler movie, Grown Ups 2. This casting was much different that I have previously experienced, because this was my first casting call since I joined the Union, also known as Screen Actors Guild. The difference is outstanding. No more waiting for and hour just to get through the door 🙂 Although the lines were efficient for both Union and Non-Union, it made for a quick in and out. The Casting agency, Sande Alessi is one of the largest, most respected agency’s in the world, and they supplied very informative emails and posts with their Facebook page. In addition, I was able to meet up with respected actors and actresses who definitely know how to have a good time! I also got to meet the head of casting in Boston Kristen Berona who was very nice – she went to the same University as my Mom (USC)! It was also a great opportunity to share the time with both my mother and my grandmother, who happen to be Union as well. I really hope that I have what they are looking for in this production, because working with Adam Sandler is an honor. Last time I was on the set with him, he was very friendly and made a point to connect with the background actors. It’s nice to have such a well-known and respected actor/producer give up the LA sunshine, to work here in New England.