Saturday, 14 August 2004
|0659 - Holy...cow.|
The long drive home was punctuated with a "holy...cow" moment...
I got back to Austin late Wednesday evening. Although I wound up not shooting anything more for Kimmel while I was there, I still left on my original flight - and it was an hour late. I got to Austin about 11:15, and didn't get on the road till 11:45. I drove up to Temple and cratered there. I had to check 4 motels to find a room, since there was a Jehovah's Witnesses convention in town.
I got about 5 hours of sleep before driving to Plano (north side of Dallas) for a meeting. It went pretty well, and I got out of there in time to get as far as Wichita that night. Another night, another hotel room; by this time, I was getting pretty tired of it.
I decided to go home a different way. I've seen I-35 through Iowa a bunch of times now, so I decided to take I-29 instead. Even though that would add an hour or so to the trip, it would be different, at least.
It was, and not just for that reason. A little ways north of Council Bluffs, I noticed I'd gotten a voicemail on my cellphone. I called the number back. It turned out that the guy is an entertainment agent. I've been working on a deal (which I should be able to talk about late next week), and I'd told the folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live about it to make sure they wouldn't have any problems with my doing it. Jimmy, personally, asked this guy to call me and take me on as a client. We talked for almost an hour. I was impressed by his experience (among other things, he was with the William Morris agency for several years), and agreed to have him represent me. I'm hoping he can get me other stuff to do beyond just having people come to me.
I got home about 8:45, and didn't do much beyond unpacking the necessities and getting the Mac back up before going to bed. I'm not going to do much this weekend, either, except for laundry and packing for the trip next week.
current mood: impressed
Congratulations on getting an agent!
I had to check 4 motels to find a room, since there was a Jehovah's Witnesses convention in town.
Did they all fight over who was going to knock on your hotel room door?
Had I not checked in at 1:30 AM, they probably would have.
As I was eating breakfast in the hotel lobby the next morning, I got subjected to some inane show on Nickelodeon about a family of clowns - mommy, daddy, and little girl. It had been turned on for one family of 5 kids, ranging in age from 7 to infant. I couldn't get out of there fast enough.
Nice work! William Morris, eh? Is he independant now? He must be, because you don't really have anywhere farther 'up' to go then WM.
Haha I always get WM confused with Phillip Morris. They are cigarette agents?
Are you looking to do stuff besdies be the 'tron guy'? It's obvious that you are capable, or at least enjoyable, because Kimmel wouldn't have you on the show more then once.
I guess that sounds a bit harsh but so is Hollywood. I want more awesome Maynard action!
I'm looking to do almost anything...well, almost anything that I could show my parents, anyway. (Somehow, I doubt that anyone would solicit me to act in a porn flick, so those two probably overlap completely for things I'm likely to get.) What's coming as a real surprise to me is that people keep telling me that I've got some real ability that a lot of folks don't...I'm just being myself, mostly. (Yes, irpooh
, I know that makes actors cringe. Who said I'm an actor?)
As for "awesome Maynard action", uhm... :-)
Yes, the agent is independent. He's got several things beyond WM on his resume that look pretty impressive. I doubt I'd have been able to land a relationship with him had it not been for Jimmy Kimmel's recommendation.
I donno man you could make a killing doing Tron Fetish porn!
I think at it's simplist, it's obvious that you're comfortable around people and being on camera. The other half is reliability and you've probably proven to Jimmy and the like that you're more then reliable.
Good luck sir!
I don't know that I'm necessarily that comfortable around people...it's more like I'm good at hiding being uncomfortable and getting on with the job at hand anyway.
As for TRON fetish porn...uhm. There's a lot of truth in the saying among denizens of the Usenet bondage group that "the answer on the Internet to any question that starts with 'is there someone out there who...' is 'YES!'" Now, as to whether they'd be interested in me, as opposed to someone who's shaped a lot more like Bruce Boxleitner or Cindy Morgan, I refuse to speculate. I'll cross that bridge should it ever appear.