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November 15, 2019

Two days ago I got a call from my agent. I know. I started the last blog almost the same way. But, it's true. 

"Hey, Mike," says I.

"You booked a role. It shoots tomorrow," says he.

After much whooping and hollering on my part I asked which one. "Tall Man." That's great,...

October 19, 2019

The other day I got a call from my agent. "Alistair. Can you be down on Wilshire in an hour?"

"Yes!" I lunged, realizing I'm at least that from the address. But, hey, when you get a last minute audition you just go!

"Should I send the sides to your phone?" "No," I said....

September 18, 2019

I got to audition on the Paramount lot last week and it was terrific. A little backstory - I told my wife my goal was to work at Paramount this year. What constitutes work is pretty fluid, but generally it means getting paid to act! Huzzah!

NCIS called me in for a small...

August 23, 2019

I just finished my seventh novel. A searing tale of loves labors, world domination, enlightened epiphanies and uproarious uproariousness. I hope.

Like anyone who's ever written a book I'm feeling elated and apprehensive. Great to finish, gulp for the inevitable criticis...

July 16, 2019

My friend Gene is living in a 10x16 hut with a four foot porch. I'm not sure why, but he's a writer and I guess writer's do stuff like that. He says at one point "our wants far exceed our needs." Of course he's right. But it's all a matter of environment. 

I'm in the mi...

June 10, 2019

So many great things have happened lately. By great, I mean, stuff that can turn into great. One has to start somewhere, right?

Holidays always slow the momentum in Hollywood. Great for releasing movies, not so great for the rank and file auditioner. You know what they...

May 10, 2019

As promised, I'm here to update you on the distribution negotiations.

We asked for modifications to the deal, they countered with questions and concerns, we answered those questions and were told, "I'll take it to the team and get back in a couple weeks if we want to go...

March 26, 2019

We've been waiting for a film distribution contract to come through. Pretty exciting, huh? They contacted us, which makes it even more so. To be wanted. Doesn't everybody want that?

Well, as in all things moviedom distribution contracts aren't nearly as glamorous as the...

February 14, 2019

It's Valentines Day and it's raining buckets in Los Angeles. I mention this only because I've heard people say it never rains in Southern California. Ha! This year has been especially deluge-anal, filling reservoirs, snow packing "mountains." (I put mountains in quotat...

January 15, 2019

I went to the Equity new member orientation last night. Personally, I thought I was oriented already, but that's another story.

Here in LA Equity has an office with attending audition space. As I'm new to the union, a lot of doors in that building were yet unexplored. 

I...

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