Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Week 73: We'll We're Moving on Up...

Weekly Video Review - Phone Call With Ma

Theme song of the week:

Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012

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Monday, February 6, 2012

At Denny's working on Week 72 Video Review. 

* After Denny's I went to Free Monday Night Improv classes and met a really cool new friend. On the way back home the transportation authority decided they we're going to be checking tickets/tap passes on Wilshire/Vermont. Since I've been back from the holiday break I ignited my old routine of not paying not paying for train rides. The buses would only get a dollar from me but the trains nothing. I believe in paying for transportation but since there hasn't be a steady flow of income I've been cutting my corners. I did that a bunch of times within my first year (December 5, 2010).

Today, was a judgement call with the authorities but somehow I got passed them again. When I noticed them, I took a moment to think of a legitimate excuse. Then the officer asked me, "ticket or tap?" I said, "tap." He said, "okay, walk through and tap your card on the other side." I knew very well that my card had no funds on it. I walked through, paused then tilted my head to the side. They weren't even paying attention to me. They were focused on all the other passengers. Therefore, I just continued walking until I got home. That's what you called a close call. That could of been a possible $250.00 ticket. I amaze myself because that's like the 4th time I've been stopped by the transit authority and I managed to get away free. Although, I know I could continue to get away with it. It gets tired after awhile. A day or two later I just paid for my weekly pass.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 

* Agent sent me a Miller Lite audition. The notice came in yesterday. Casting companies name is Cast Partner. Address: 7700 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046

Miller Lite was looking for interesting looking guys. I guess I'm not interesting enough.  I felt good about it
I thought I got it but oh well. 

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* Attended LA Casting Networking Mixer today.

April J aka Jasmine & Motown Maurice 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

* Introducing my new friend Cresha. I mentioned that I met her at Monday's Imprvo class. We've stayed in contact and she invited me for breakfast this morning. It ended up being a great morning for both of us. Afterwards, I was even able to print out the things I needed for my audition at Staples, because it was conveniently located across the street from Denny's. Thank you for making my morning great Cresha.

Motown Maurice & Cresha at Denny's on Vermont/6th 

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Taking my almost daily trip to the Pico Branch library for faster uploading computer speed.  

Saturday, February 11, 2012 

* I met a lady named Myrta at The Notice Network 18th Annual SAG Awards Networking Event. She asked me to call her about a movie audition and I reluctantly did a few days later. After we spoke I was still apprehensive about going. I felt like I needed more information. Nonetheless, Myrta continued to be proactive about calling me. Yesterday, she called and shared much more information and I then officially confirmed my attendance. I'm glad I went. The audition even inspired me to trim my beard. 

Reading my script before the horror film audition. 

Final Thoughts

The weekend ended in a tug a war between music videos. Two music videos wanted me for Sunday & Monday but I couldn't do both. I actually went with the first video that called me even though the video I turned down was going to have me as a feature and pay me more money for two days. I believe in staying loyal to my word. I'll share more about the music video ordeal next week.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

1 comment:

  1. Motown, I LOVE your enthusiasm!!!! I understand what you are dealing with since I too am in the entertainment industry. I've walked those same streets in LA as you are walking... many years ago. LA is a tough city. You inspire me with your obvious joy over the smallest of victories. You help me to remember where I was when I was your age. I would love to help you. I'm not sure I know how I can do it, but if there is a way, I'm in! My son Will is a reporter with a large CBS affiliate, in a Top Ten market. Unfortunately, he's on the other side of the country from you. But he knows people everywhere. Perhaps someone in LA could do a feature story on you for the evening news. Reporters are constantly looking for story ideas, and yours is a GREAT ONE! I'll speak with my son and see what he thinks.

    Motown, your bubbling enthusiasm and sheer joy of living are infectious. Keep that spirit. You can't help but succeed. We all help each other. So I offer any help I can give you. And by the way, Karen is one of my very best friends and she is the reason I'm here now. I watched your blog and it gave me such happiness... to see a young man chasing his dream with all of that spontaneous energy. Just keep at it!!! It will come!!!



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