Friday, September 08, 2006

My son--the next Jim Carey or Johnny Depp?

Well, maybe. The truth of the matter is that he's 14 and for as long as I can recall he's wanted to work in the entertainment business. Recently, his interest has grown stronger and we've decided to pursue modeling and acting. But where to start???

1st step. Find a talent agent. This is probably going to be as difficult as landing a literary agent and I thought that was a killer. Then again, Jessie has more talent than dear old mom. :)

2nd step. Develop a resume. Okay, I have to admit when the agency he read for last night said to bring a resume, my first thoughts were, "the kid's 14. What do you mean, resume?" So I called my handy dandy friend who has entertainment biz connections & viola! my son SHOULD have a resume. Thinks like his measurements. (height, weight, show, chest, etc.) His vitals (hair color, eye color, etc.) His contact information. But also experience. Back to that 14 thing again. BUT he actually did have things to list. Acting Experience--he'd been in several community & school plays. Modeling experience: He's actually done a few ads for a local photographer. Sports: He'd played football & soccer for his school. Academic: We listed that fab presidency for the student council and the presidency of the Pep club. Also, that he's the yearbook photographer. Special Talents: We listed these out. This is where things like singing, dancing, musical instruments, voice impersonations, etc would go. We also listed things like his winning third place in a story telling competition, etc. Okay, my 14 yr old has his resume.

3rd step. Photos. You have to have photos.

Pictures are covered. :) Dana's Digital (who did my fabulous bookmarks, btw) took these wonderful shots. I'm having some of the shots blown up for my wall. yeah, yeah, I know that's not why they were taken, but come on, this is my baby we're talking about. :)

Okay, so last night he went and read for a talent agency. They had him walk a cat walk, read scripts, took his pic, etc. He goes back for a second read tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.

OOOOHHHHH!!! On the breast cancer walk, good news! I'm $860 toward my goal. Plus a few friends have commented they're sending in money. THANK YOU Dr. LEON REUHLAND, Dr. MELVIN WILLIAMS, & the WOODBURY MEDICAL CENTER. :)

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Gina Black said...

Good luck to your son! Those are great photos. :)

And just so you know...I gave you and Team Parallel Heat and the Breast Cancer Walk a BIG plug on my blog today and I'm going to leave it front and enter until Monday when I blog again. Hopefully some of my friends and relations will step up and donate.

Trish Milburn said...

Very cool, Janice! Much good luck to him.

tammy said...

Wow Janice! How cool is that? You're a really brave mom for taking the time to help him pursue his dreams like this. More power to you! Maybe some day I can say I know his mom!

Janice Lynn said...

Thanks Gina, Trish, & Tammy.

Thanks for the plug about the breast cancer walk, Gina. It's such a worthy cause. I really hope to hit over $2000 in donations before the end of this month.

& Tammy, I cracked up at you saying you know his mom. Someday... :)

Tawny said...

He's gonna rock the acting world- he's got his momma's wit and his daddy's charm!!! btw -his daddy is now the standard by which all birthday gifts are measured. James wants to have a talk with him!!!

Terri said...

Wow, Janice! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, now does it? He's got his Momma's looks and self-confidence! Maybe his Daddy's way with the ladies? I hope so - you go, Jessie!

I particularly love the bicep shot :)

Janice Lynn said...

LOL, Terri. Not sure he got any looks from me and I won't even touch the self confidence thing because I must be a fabulous faker---wait a minute! Maybe Jessie takes after me after all and will be great at acting. ;) Seriously, he's a great kid & I want to help him achieve his dreams.

& Tawny, David likes being the standard by which all birthdays are measured...he suggested I not mention the year he completely forgot... ;) But he did good, didn't he???? :)