Here is some good news and bad news that’s happen to me in the past few weeks.
First, on Thursday Feb. 5, I was let go from my radio job of 3 ½ years. I started at WKKI in Dec. 2005 doing mornings and then moved to middays (10am – 2pm). I was shocked to hear the owner fire me. This recession is hitting everyone. I’m sure it was due in part because I was the last one getting paid salary. Everybody else on the air was getting paid a cheep hourly rate.
Anyway…on Tuesday Feb. 10th I went down to Columbus, OH for an interview with a talent agency. I know agencies don’t take everybody. Only a few were signed that day. I was one of them!!! Yep…I can now say…I have an agent! Heyman Talent. One of the biggest talent agencies in Ohio!
I am mostly going to be doing voice work for them. But since I have a little bit of an acting background...I took some acting classes in Canton, OH, I was in a movie shot in Youngstown, OH, and I’ve been in a few plays...I’m going to try and get work as an actor too. Hey, since I don't have ANY kind of job now I have plenty of time to go off and shot a movie if someone wants my ugly mug in their movie. LOL
Honestly, I'm going to be spending most of my time promoting my voice over / voice acting business. I can't just sit by the phone and wait for my agent to call. You always have to be pro-active in this business.
You know, isn’t it a little weird how I was let go from one job and then I get signed by an agent less then a week later? Like one door closing another door opening kind of thing. Weird how it worked out that way.
Wish me luck!