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Dear Ms. Bubbette: Austinactors First Anniversary raves Correction on SAG eligibility reply (Feb)
by Ms. Bubbette
Hello Ms. Bubbette,
I'm just writing to say that it was great to finally meet you at the meeting last night. I met up with old people I'd have probably seen later than sooner (such as Kary) if I didn't go, and also got to meet a lot of great new people who are dedicated to the business of acting and loving it :)
The meeting by chance was your one year anniversary since austinactors.net had started, and it's been 8 months since I've started. Now I've gotten an agent, done (and am doing) tons of extra work, and gotten a few parts :) Taking acting classes was one of the best kicks in the butt I've got to set me in the right direction...with Mona and Marco and various others, and the meeting last night (with one of the coolest home theatre setups I've ever seen) was definitely a very nice mellow environment with no strict agenda.
I'm writing this to encourage the "silent majority" out there to come meet up at these monthly meetings. The sandwich cuts were superb, and it would be great to really see the strength in numbers come into play. Let's maximize Austin, and the benefits of the austinactors.net!!!
You are too kind! It was a real pleasure meeting you too. Ms. Bubbette is delighted you took her advice and ended up being trained by Austin's finest teachers/actors. Getting an agent was also a smart move. This gives you credibility in the fickle world of acting!
If only all would-be-actors followed your example and realized that there are no short-cuts in this business. We must have headshots, resumés, acting tuition and experience in the field even if it means doing extra work and unpaid independent movies to begin with. Then, when you least expect it, up pops that paid speaking role you've been working towards, and you're on your way. You've paid your dues...
As to the austinactors' monthly meetings - aren't they a blast! And you never know who you're going to be rubbing shoulders with. Last night for example; one CSA casting director, independent film directors, acting teachers, new and established actors, aspiring screenwriters and the list goes on.
We have the privilege of viewing actors' latest victories or independent directors new movies. All in the comfort of that "Coolest home theatre" you experienced, Akie.
Over 18,000 people have visited the austinactors.net site since it's conception, one year ago, by founder/actor Brad Koester. Maybe 120 of those have turned up, one time or another, at the get-togethers!! Remember it's one of the few things in life that is free! Anyone in the business is welcome.
Break a leg, Akei. We'll see you on the big screen.