Sunday, May 2, 2010

Parks and Recreation "Telethon" May 6th, 2010

The upcoming episode for Parks and Recreation -- "Telethon" -- will be airing Thursday May 6th, 2010.

The scene I worked in was a night club scene. They had us park at CBS Studios right near where I live, so it was great only having to drive 10 minutes to work! Then we took a shuttle into Hollywood to start the filming.

I had to wear my tall black books and got stuck standing the whole time, of course! Ugh...

As an extra, you can't speak on set, or even whisper; you have to pantomime everything you're doing in the background. So I'm trying to dance to no music and hold a conversation without words. Harder than one would think... They gave us these "drinks" -- water or juice w/ coloring and sugar -- and it's surprisingly more disgusting than it sounds.

While we're on break, what usually happens is that several people huddle around and call the casting agency to find out what's available for work the next day. Then we all try to get through to the lines (since it's always busy) and when one of us gets through and gets booked, we pass the phone on to the next person (as long as the Casting Director allows it) so they can get themselves booked as well. . I was able to book work for the following Monday while on set, and passed the phone to two other actors and got them booked also.

Team work, people! That's what the biz is all about when you're working your way up.

Watch the episode Thursday May 6th and see if you can spot me! I'm in the club scene. Let me know in the comments below.

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