Being Released

Remember my last post when I said I was so excited about working on Empire.  Well, sad news; I received an email stating that I have been released.  Being released means that they no longer need you.  So even though you have been booked, sometimes plans change and you’re out of a booking for that day.  Not to worry, though!  While I lost the one day booking for Empire, I gained a two day booking for Proven Innocent.  And that has been my favorite show to work on so far.  I have also greatly enjoyed Red Line which doesn’t air until April I believe.  Great crew and the assistant directors are very nice.

Being Released

Don’t be upset if this happens to you.  It doesn’t happen often.  In fact, I have been doing background work for about 8 months now and this is the first time it has happened to me.  You can’t take stuff like this personally–you would go crazy if you did.  Maybe the production schedule changed.  Maybe they booked too many.  Whatever the reason, it isn’t you.  And just like this time, perhaps something even better will come along.  I believe Proven Innocent is filming their finale and I’m super happy about being a part of that.

Being Released - weather in ChicagoStay Safe Background Friends

It’s cold here in Chicago.  It is cold even for a city that is used to cold.  Check out the picture of what we’re expecting for tomorrow.  I know Chicago PD canceled their outdoor shoot and the shoot I am doing will be indoors, but just getting from one spot to another can be dangerous in the super sub zero temps we will have here tomorrow.  Dress properly!  Hats, gloves, scarves are not only useful, but necessary.  Frostbite can happen within minutes.  Your body will react as it’s supposed to.  It will concentrate blood flow to your vital organs which takes it away from your extremities.  This could cause a change in blood pressure so if you have issues with that, be aware.  Also, if you’re driving, have emergency supplies in your car.  You should have a warm blanket, water, a snack, and cables to jump your battery.  With my car sitting in the extras parking lot all day, I don’t want to go to start it and then be stranded.  So stay safe background friends!

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