02 October 2014

My Dream Job + Michael Kors Watch Giveaway!

Helene in Between
#Blogtober14 going strong!

Day 2:  Dream job when you were little/ what is it now?

I talked yesterday about if I won the lottery I would totally pursue my dream job- that is being a casting agent.

When I was younger I had several dream jobs, for a while I wanted to be a director of movies, then I wanted to be a scientist (vague, I know) and I heavily considered becoming a winemaker in high school. I even looked into going to colleges in California and getting a degree in it. Then junior year I decided I wanted to be a director again. I knew I didn't want to go to an art specific school so I did a google search for universities and college with film programs and Hollins (my alma mater) was on the list. I decided to go to the school but didn't even start in their film program because I disliked one of the professors. I ended up majoring in Business and Communications, it seemed to be a safe choice and an idea of a dream job kind of fell out the door.

I've always been a huge fan of entertainment though and would absolutely love to work in the industry. When I first moved to NYC I applied to a lot of talent agencies to become an agent but honestly that area is way to cut-throat for me- I would have either ended up stabbing someone,crying everyday, or both.

But casting a part is something that I think/know I would enjoy. I love watching young actors grow, change, adapt, and the parts they can successfully play. And I can't even try and count how many men,women and children I've seen on a commercial and knew were going places. I'm not quite sure how I would label that talent but perhaps one day entertainment is where I will be.

And if you have any more interest in learning about casting and what a casting agent does- you should watch this super cool documentary called Casting By. It is an incredible look at the first real casting agents- those who cast by talent, and the part, versus looks/type casting (meaning once a doctor, always a doctor). Also about how the whole industry is a bit wonky, casting directors get very little recognition of their work and should totally be getting Oscars. Anyways- watch it, it is very good!!


And now to the fun stuff- a giveaway! I teamed up with Simple Clarke and a bunch of other awesome bloggers to give away a Michael Kors watch.. enter below and good luck!
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14 comments:

  1. Casting Director?! Thats similar in mine - I would totally be a sports agent. My friend is a music agent and she said its almost unbearable. Have you watched Entourage?

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  2. I have watched most of Entourage- I don't think I ever saw the last season. An agent in general seems to be a brutal but crazy position. I toyed with trying it but after reading The Mailroom decided otherwise. Hopefully casting isn't as crazy!

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  3. That sounds like a really neat documentary! It would be an adventure to be a casting director :)

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  4. interesting, such an original one (to me, at least)!
    :)

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  5. Nice giveaway! Casting agent is a good one!

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  6. what a neat pick!!


    cute blog you have!

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  7. It is a fantastic movie- worth seeing for sure. Gives a bit more insight into the whole movie making process. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Thanks! It's been in the back of my mind for quite sometime- maybe one day it will happen..

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  9. Thanks- thought it would be a fun giveaway to be a part of- and casting agent is definitely a dream.. hope to get there one day!

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  10. Thanks! Hoping to reach the goal one day.. glad you stopped by!

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  11. I have always been curious about how they decided which actor gets to play what. It is on my list of movies to check out :)

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  12. Oh wow that's an unusual career choice! I've never thought about casting directors before but they've got a pretty important job I'd say! Totally deserve an Oscar!

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  13. That would be a great job!! Did you read my post earlier this week on how a tv show becomes a tv show?? You might find it fascinating!!

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