Hello everyone. I apologize I have been crazy and have gotten a little behind so I am gonna take it back a bit. SO last blog I told you about going to Atlanta to work on a major motion picture. I can now share a bit of that with you. The movie is called “Insurgent” and if anyone doesn’t recognize the title right off, it is the second book/movie from “Divergent”! Yes I am so thrilled. I had cast and was selected for a featured part in the Candor faction. My first days back in June were shot with Shailene Woodley and Theo James, just to name a couple. I have to say they are pretty amazing. I learned so much and am truly humbled from the experience. I can’t go into a lot of detail about the movie, but I will tell you it is a must see!! My first trip up I worked 8 days on set. I will share a little more about that later since it was one of 2 trips I made to be a part of the movie.
Also included in my first trip, I also set up appointments to go in and talk to talent/modeling agencies there. I had set up 3 interviews with top agents in hopes of finding representation is the growing Georgia market. Now, I have shared the hard truth about my agency experiences in Miami and California. Now let’s talk about Atlanta. First interview said I had to be there by 3pm. I went and signed in, a little nervous because next interview was at 4pm. First one there were a few other girls there, we sat and sat. Finally at 3:40, they came out handed us a paper with name and information, told us to all stand up in a line, and walk together to the other side of the room. We did, they said “thank you, we will call you if we are interested in seeing you again.” Hummmm ok. Since I was in a hurry I rushed out to next meeting.
I signed in, the girl handed me a piece of paper to fill out, had me stand up take a polaroid, asked if I had a swimsuit underneath (which I try to always be prepared) then took a polaroid in swimsuit and said “thank you”. Wait a minute, I was not letting this happen again. I took my portfolio, headshot with resume out and I handed it to her. She looked at me and I said. “I know you want to see this”. A little startled she said ok, flipped through a couple pages and asked if she could take it to the back. Darn right she can, this is why I am here!! She came back and got me and I went to talk to the owners and bookers. They were fine, not real warm and fuzzy but nice asked me a bunch of questions and said they would be calling me once they discussed and looked over things more. Well. That was interesting but I was tired and had another interview the next day. SO I brushed it off and got up next morning and headed to see Atlanta Models and Talent. This was the agency I wanted and was more nervous because they are bigger and I wasn’t sure what to expect this time. Started off a little slow, did my paperwork, and they asked to look at my book, asked questions on my resume, we had a great conversation about the industry and really got to know each other…. And very honored to now be a part of Atlanta Models and Talent Agency. When the second agency called me, I was very glad to say no thank you. I had found my new home, and this is going to be an exciting ride.
Here I want to stress to you, sometimes you don’t get a second chance to be sure you are noticed, sometimes you just have to grab that opportunity. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. But if you don’t try it for sure never will. SO GO FOR IT! For now, I finished all my shooting days for this trip and headed back to Orlando, but not for long!
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