Being an “Extra” in NYC

Hey friends, My new project/brainstorming fest continues. This week I had some surprise opportunities come my way: specifically, a whole bunch of extra (background acting) opportunities! Background work isn’t glamorous. It doesn’t pay much and it takes up a lot of time. BUT it does come with its own perks, and I figure I shouldn’t turn down an opportunity … [Read more…]

When is it Time to Quit?

Most of my friends tend to stick with their jobs for many years at a time. I have respect for that, particularly because it’s something I’ve never been able to do. But if you’re satisfied with your job, if you feel like you’re growing and progressing and living the dream, then power to you! Stick … [Read more…]

First Steps

Well, the last day of work has finally come and gone. I spent the weekend showing my buddy from TN around the city, and now it’s time to check out of vacation mode and get to planning/execution mode. A couple days ago I asked a bartender in Flushing about how to get into the industry. His advice was … [Read more…]