August 19, 2020

I had a really great audition for a really cool project. When I say great, I mean, I think it was great. I may not know much about Hollywood, but the casting director laughed and actually applauded. Great, right? So, I was very hopeful. Or, as hopeful as 90% rejection...

July 29, 2020

One of the great things about our changing universe is the opportunity to learn things I always wanted to learn but never had the time. Like wearing a mask. Sure, I always wanted to play doctor but wound up playing alone. Where's the fun in that?

I run five days a week,...

July 21, 2020

In the thick of the pandemic normal is what normal does. Let me explain.

Yesterday I had an audition. The thing is, auditions are hard to get. But, they were hard to get before the pandemic. So, normal is as normal does. The great thing about yesterday's was the live vi...

June 15, 2020

I play the blame game when it comes to my keyboard. I just know I hit that letter. The fact the word is misspelled isn't my fault. I completely disagree with the physical evidence.

My wife read a recent post of mine and asked if I'd mispelled the word on purpose. "What...

June 1, 2020

The thing about the pandemic is the silver lining. Lining's, actually. Just when you thought it was safe to leave the house, I get booked on a voice over job out of the blue. I mean, silver.

I've done a fair amount of voice over work and it's great fun. Going into the s...

May 22, 2020

The Covid conundrum continues, though strict quarantine regulations are loosening. Of course, a spike in new cases is practically universal. But, hey, dollars over sense, right?

No, this isn't a political post. I leave that to my Twitter (@alistairmckenz1) account. If y...

April 24, 2020

For historical perspective, it's April 24, 2020. You probably knew that already based on the date of this blog. It's COVID 19 all over the place and that means Hollywood is standing still. (6 feet apart, of course).

A friend of mine sent me a message on Facebook. He'd s...

March 22, 2020

The other day I received an email from Pamela Adlon. For anyone who doesn't know, she's the creator, director, show runner, writer, star, etc of Better Things on FX. Normally, I'd be thrilled to get an email from someone like her, or actually her, but this time was a l...

March 3, 2020

Yesterday was blowy. Wind whipping things all over the place. Recycle cans, oranges, sticks and branches. When the wind comes down the hills and through our street it's something else.

Today, the sky was clear with a touch of summer in the air. As a barefoot runner, alm...

February 14, 2020

I want to share a little story about good intentions, bad execution and dumb luck.

I was at a union event listening to four or five Artio Award nominated casting directors. Very interesting stuff. One of them surprised us all by giving out an email address. "Anyone who...

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