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November 8, 2009

Eeeeeeee! Australia!

Okay, so in just over a week, I board a big-ass plane for a long-ass time and travel into the future to arrive a day earlier in Sydney Australia.

I've never been. I'm so freakin' excited I can barely stand it! Luckily, there are LOTS of details to deal with, and that keeps my freaking-out-mind busy. :)

I'm going over (along with fellow rockstar casting directors Matt Barry, Lisa Beach, Lisa Fields, Joseph Middleton, Monika Mikkelsen, Paul Weber, Gary Zuckerbrod, and a "secret guest" who is pretty dang major at the studio for which he casts) for two weeks with the Australian Institute for Performing Arts. This is the group that hired me to teach in May, when they brought over a group of wonderful actors. This time, we're there. THERE. In Sydney! Ack! So excited.

I have to say, the handiest thing in the world is having an ex beau living in Sydney. He has been so helpful, as I plan the logistics of my stay. Also amazingly wonderful is rockstar casting director Marci Liroff, who so sweetly introduced me to rockstar casting director Matt Skrobalak, who has been introducing me--pretty much daily--to some of the top agents and managers in Sydney, so I can meet up with them while I'm in town.

Awesome. I love this business. I love that I get to have such an adventure! I'm trying not to be nervous, but I am just so freakin' excited! Eeeeeeeeee! Luckily, Sydney looks a lot like Santa Monica to me. ;) So maybe I can pretend I'm home. Hee!

Posted by bonnie at November 8, 2009 11:35 AM


Just posted some news about casting, distribution, and Australia! http://bit.ly/4mTAEZ Woo hoo!

Posted by: Bon at November 13, 2009 5:34 PM

Hope Australia is treating you well! I will be heading there in one month and 5 days and am equally terrified...but so grateful for the opportunity to travel! Hope you write more about it soon. Take care and best :)

Posted by: Kat Primeau at November 18, 2009 4:12 PM

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