If you are an actor or work crew on films in Texas, get up early on March 4th and represent at the state capitol. My agent has dire words about the amount of work on the horizon. It is not good. This rally is meant to show the governor and legislators how much support the industry has in the state. We are wearing red, I suppose to represent urgency. Here’s what to do:
The Texas Film Industry needs your help. Here is your call to action!!!!!
We may not have anything to audition for anytime soon if these incentives do not pass with funding! I’m serious. There are very few projects on the horizon. (This is from my agent, Heather Collier). This goes for crew positions too. More and more films are going to states with better incentives than we have in Texas.
So come on with your bad self and show up at the Capitol for the Alliance Rally on 7:30am SHARP on the TXMPA Lobby Day on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 and WEAR RED. If you can’t show up in the morning before work or school, you can show up anytime during the course of the day wearing red. We NEED to show the governor and the legislators how many people in Texas support the film industry. Things are so slow here right now…that should be a HUGE motivating factor. There will be coming in from all over the state to descend on the Capitol.
You don’t need to talk to any legislators…you just need to come dressed in red!!!
So here is what you need to do…
1) Go to this website…
2) Show up for the Rally between 7:15am-7:30am.
3) Maybe make some signs? Signs are fun.
4) If you can’t come in the morning, come sometime during the day. Lunchtime would be great. TXMPA is buying lunch for all of the legislators, so it would be great to have lots of bodies outside the Capitol wearing red showing support for the industry as the legislators make their way to lunch.
5) If you’d like to be part of my posse, let me know if you want to get together to make signs. As I mentioned before, rallies are more fun when you have a sign.
Stella is at work with me. She makes the days so much better. So does Leonard Cohen.
Une fille et son chien
Bande sonore Marianne tellement longue
Austin's Valentine's weather was perfect for under the covers
Dog lovers that is. Stella my little dog and I are watching movies in bed. Going to see The Secret Lives of the InBetweeners at the Vortex later tonight. Hope you are with the ones you love out there.
This is the trailer for the sci-fi short I was in last summer. Don’t you just want to bite into one of those cute little genetically engineered bio-peaches? Yeah, no.
I was cast as the Princess in Scottish Rite’s The Frog Prince which goes up this summer. I didn’t even expect to be considered for that show, since I was called back for Hansel and Gretel which I had been informed sweetly in a “please don’t hate me” voice by my friend, the director, Beth Burns, that I had not been cast in. And now here I am. An effing princess. See, I’m cleaning up my language for the kiddos.
“Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything’s different.”
Photo: Girl Meets NYC
Aristotle said that. I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been busy. I’ve seen lots of theatre, some excellent, some not so much. I shot a commercial. Pinter died. I auditioned for The Heidi Chronicles. A new president was elected. I went on a callback for Hansel and Gretel. I broke up with B. I moved out of the house….
And that is why you haven’t heard from me. All I know is something had to change. Life is too much the small moments that can bury you if they aren’t mostly joyful. Then even though I always knew it somewhere deep down, I realized I had the power to change everything. And of course its so hard. I love B so much, always will. And its difficult to set down the dream that I thought we’d realize together. But all I have is this one life. All I have is the time that I’ve been given on this earth, and I don’t want to waste it. And I know that I can find my own happines and I’ve set out to do just that.
My new apartment is old and brand new at the same time. Its a renovated studio that was once the garage of a 70’s style three bedroom. Its almost like staying in a hotel, everything so bright and modern. I brought nothing with me except my clothes and my bed. Oh and Stella and the Swiffer, my sweet little red dog and my bitchy grey cat. I want to fill it with things that bring me joy in some way. I want to make it my sacred place where I can create something beautiful, whatever it is. There is no win or fail, there is only Make. That is my new mantra. Life after all isn’t about figuring out who you are, its creating the you you want to be.
Wish me luck.