Remember what I wrote the other day about being ready to go to work at the drop of a hat? Today I got a rush call to work as a perp on the third season premiere of Blue Bloods. In case you don’t know, a rush call is when they give you real short notice for a gig; there can be many reasons for a rush call, ranging from a schedule change on the production to someone not showing up when they’re supposed to. In any case, I had a half an hour to show up. I was able to make it, so I did. If you’re unable to go to work on short notice because you’re not available, fine; but if you’re free and unprepared, that’s on you.
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If you want to work in entertainment
In the last couple of years, I’ve been embracing this whole social networking, internet shit, and making contacts on various social networks. A lot of young people have been following me, and if they have something interesting or cool, I’ll follow them back. A lot of them have videos showing off their various skills: singing, playing music or sports, skateboarding, freestyle BMXing, doing gymnastics, dancing or any other number of things that kids do. I try to pass along an encouraging comment from time to time; to keep developing their talents, be mindful and safe, and so forth. I get the sense that many of them hope to pursue careers in entertainment, and it’s with that in mind that I write this. It’s not meant to be an end all, be all guide to the entertainment industry; it’s just my thoughts based on my experience. I’ll get to the advice, but to put it in context, let me tell you about Will.
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