editorsnote> Nerds, meet my buddy Helenna. We met on twitter not too long ao, and she’s totes mcgotes one rad chiquita banana with a flare for all things flair! That’s right, Helenna here is what we call an artsy fartsy nerd. She’s a poet, into all things dramatic arts, and she’s going to come on board to write each week about her love of said drama. Well not like actual drama drama, like some cat fight shit – but you get the idea. I only have one thing left to say … HIT IT HELENNA!!! </editorsnote>
Holy crap this was a jam packed week! It was one of those weeks in LA where I was floating around trying to stay on top of everything and praying that it will all work out in the end. A number of the things that I was trying to accomplish ended up being moved around which was a relief, but a lot of things still stayed on the schedule. Here’s an overview of what is often the craziness of a typical LA week…
*NOTE: I even got in 4 days of workouts, but this week only 1 shift at my “thrival job” because everything was so busy, which means that more money was going out than was coming in with the exception of…
MONDAY: ”Shoot Day”
I did a shoot for fellow Geek Girls Create panelist Kristen Nedopak’s Skyrim parody video where I play one of the Forsworn.
I had an absolutely amazing time filming a short fight sequence as well as hanging out with the cast and crew. It was a long day but SO MUCH FUN!
TUESDAY: ”Admin Day”
Among a plethora of other administrative type things, I spent the day speaking with my publicist and finishing off the press release announcing my attachment as a series regular in a new Game of Thrones style web series/transmedia project called “Legendary: A Tale of Blood and Steel” filming in Portland this fall.
I’m SO excited to be a part of this ground breaking new show, and will be playing an exiled Queen.
I also started putting together outfits for a photo shoot I have today out in Long Beach.
WEDNESDAY: “Errand Day”/VidCon preparty
The team from “Legendary” was in town from Portland for VidCon so after doing a ton of house errands like grocery shopping and paying bills, I headed out to Anaheim for the pre-party.
It was a fantastic event and I had a blast running into tons of great New Media peeps, and afterwards the “Legendary “team headed to what turned out the be the best dive bar in Anaheim!
THURSDAY: “Submission Day/Hollywood Schmoozing”
I’ve been looking for a great agent to add to my team and have been taking meetings over the past few months. Having been in LA now for 5 years I have had a slew of different types of agents and managers. In fact, last year when I booked “American Reunion” I was without representation at all because I had left the companies I was with shortly before that.
It really is difficult to find people who are on the same page you are. At the moment, I’m looking for a theatrical agent who has a similar, if not the same view that I do, of where my career is headed and how to get there. This takes a lot of time, research, submissions, researching potential referrals, the list goes on…
My press release also went out on this day and by 6pm had already received 1500 hits. Today, when I’m writing this, it has 3,297. Phew! Hopefully these numbers will be able to churn out a few write ups.
At the end of the day, I headed to a party at the W Hotel to do some schmoozing with the team from “Legendary” and kick back with a few bevies.
FRIDAY: VidCon Day 1
I headed out to VidCon early in the am and spent the day catching up with New Media folk, going to panels, introducing the “Legendary” team to some key new media players, and hanging out with friends.
I had another event in Hollywood that night but ended up not making it back in time and was pretty darn sleepy.
SATURDAY: VidCon Day 2
Left early again to head out to Anaheim. The majority of this day was spent connecting with some key New Media types and supporting my friends in Machinima/Fearnet’s show “Bite Me” at their panels and main stage show.
I didn’t get back until 2am that night because there was an accident on the I-5. I always wonder why on earth I get surprised by the fact that the times you are in a rush or exhausted, are the times when the good ol’ LA traffic monster will rear it’s ugly head even when it’s like 1am. *sigh*
So sleepy…… After getting an average of 5 hours of sleep per night through the week, I slept for 11 hours straight. That night I headed to my “thrival job” and when I got home crashed super hard. Zzzz….
MONDAY, today: Photo Shoot
I’m up and at ‘em early again about to run to the beauty store to buy some fake lashes for my shoot today, getting some last minute outfits together, and doing my hair before I head to Anaheim.
All in all this is a typical busy week in my life. Usually there are auditions thrown in there as well, but it’s been quiet for me lately. Also, I usually get a couple more workouts in per week as well as a couple more shifts at the ol’ “thrival job” and my husband Barry and I usually have a “date day.” But all in all, this is a pretty accurate “week in the life.”
Until next week!
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