Casting Director Agency

Later that day we visited one more casting agency… Bluewater Ranch Casting, the office of Mindy Marin to drop off cards. The office was really cute… it was in the back and it looked like a litlle farmhouse. Here is a picture of Rachel Bilson coming out of the office (not on the same day).


L.A. Day 1 continues: Sony

So after the trip to Sony i scratched all the big studios off the visit list, except for Universal which i will tell you about later.

We then went to Santa Monica area where we went to casting agency. It wasn’t until then that i realized my ideal plan of dropping off postcards for entertainment people might need to be modified. I was in the lobby of the building where the mail boxes were and saw a junk mail box full of actors postcards. 🙁 Yikes.

The casting agency did not put their name on the mail box or on their door either.

I didn’t realize the lengths they wanted to keep actors from dropping off submissions. That realization left me wondering if my trip was even going to be worth it.


L.A. Day One

Here is a run down what happened…

I’m sparing you the nitty gritty details like how i got my friend to come on this trip with me and how some would say that this was a trip for shameless self promo or guerrilla marketing. Who cares? I prefer the later.

After my friend bravley tackled the 405 (we aren’t used to big freeways! heck… I’m not used to driving in general) we checked in at the Avalon. For those of you who are wondering … very cute boutique hotel, nice pool, huge room, and $30 parking overnight.

Oh yeah, we used the GPS for maybe one day until an old school map was found which was used instead. I think we found the old school map gave us a better sense of the larger area then just being at the mercy of a little box (it was useful but much later).

In N’ Out was our lunch. I had a hamburger and fries. After lunch it was Sony Pictures…. on 5555 Melrose. And so it began…. something i will refer to as the Postcard Drop off.

The mission: to take as many Elena Murzello postcards as possible and spread them around L.A. to raw attention to my site. Needle in a haystack, OK sure. But i had to give it a go.

Entering the office building of Sony Pictures gave us our first indication that big studios were not the way to go. Too much security everywhere. The huge office building right across from the sound stages was in one word … scary. I believe i dropped off at the coffee table under a couple of magazines and we quickly got out. There was an opportunity to do the studio tour – but being that it would take 2 hours, we declined and moved on.