Thursday, May 2, 2013

Audition


As many of you know, several months ago I was a victim of downsizing by my former company.  For a lot of good reasons, I look at nearly all opportunities that I see.  One of them was very much out of my realm of expertise, but I thought, "Why not?", and proceeded to take the preliminary steps to apply.  The job?  An extra in a movie being shot near my home near Richmond. 
Who doesn't want to be in a movie?  It looked so easy, just go to the website, fill out a short questionnaire, pick a few pictures, and in a few days, someone will call you and tell you to show up for your $100 (or whatever they are paying).



I got the call on Monday.  I am so glad Cubby was around so that I could share my good news with him.  For just $199 for the first year, these good people were going to make my picture and all of my information available to the good folks choosing extras for a Brad Pitt movie.  Doesn't that sound just fantastic? 

Needless to say, they have not parted me from my $199.  Maybe it's all great, but I am one of those 'show me first' guys. 


12 comments:

  1. WTF? dirty scammers!

    what is your line of work; I like to keep an eye out for my fellow humans currently needing a job.

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    1. I am a cave inspector...specializing in smaller cavities.

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    2. I smell bullshit in that there description! :-b

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    3. Lol. Yeah. I'm caught. Just an I/T nerd here.

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    4. OK, thanks. will see what's being offered up here.

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  2. We have a sys admin slot and a DBA slot open at HCPS!

    And there are free ways to sign up to be an extra. I'll check with my movie star friends (both were in Lincoln, one with a speaking part, and they're both film school grads) and let you know.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  3. I have a casting couch you can try out, and I'll only charge you $69.

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    1. better watch out, nate, you may get pregnant on that couch! :-b

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  4. Smart man, Nate. These cons have been around forever, mostly in NY and LA, but since the movie business has moved around lately (even NOLA) they're popping up everywhere.

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  5. You made the right choice with your $199.
    I bet you could negotiate some kind of volume discount on that casting couch; 3 for $199 would be a 4% savings. 4 for $199 would be a saving of 38%.

    You'd be could rolling in dough.... or whatever goes on on that couch.

    ...something to think about

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