Monday, January 7, 2008

Speaking of resemblance...

I just got a call to do a week of stand-in work for Naomi Watts, who is on location shooting a film in NYC next week. Unfortunately, next week I have a bunch of seminars scheduled with agents and casting directors, as well as 4-5 theater auditions, so I had to turn it down. It’s a tough choice- the ability to make about $1000 and meet a production team who will be able to see that I am a similar type to Naomi, vs taking the steps to advance my career with local agents and CDs. I think I made the right choice- and I am looking forward to seeing what I can generate through the meetings next week!


  1. Hi, mau I ask what film it is? Thank you. I feel sorry for you not being able to take this work ;(

  2. The film is called "The International"- IMDB

  3. Hey there Tiger -

    I cringed a little when I read this post! Be careful that you're not so busy developing your career that you miss opportunities to develop your career! I don't know a ton about stand-in work, but I would think that working on the set of a Major Motion Picture™ has got to be at least as valuable as any seminar you could attend!

    My $.02

  4. If I hadn't already spent 6 weeks doing stand-in work on another major motion picture in Oct/Nov, I might agree with you more. But I feel that the difference here is "networking" on the film, which is (of course) invaluable; and "relationship building/auditioning" in the seminars. On the film I am not showing any of my work as an actor, and no one on that set has a job for me in that moment. But in the seminar, I get to perform my audition materials, give the agent/CD my headshot/resume, and have their undivided attention for 10 minutes while I ask them questions about my place in the industry. As you can tell, it is a tough call...

  5. Fair 'nuff! I know you think very carefully about these things (one of the reasons I admire you so much!).


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