Friday, June 13, 2008

Talent

The PSA shoot made for a unique afternoon. Normally I would have been sitting at my desk typing away on my computer gleaning warmth from the florescent lights and space heater. Yesterday, I was experiencing something new and fighting cancer. The shoot mostly involved standing around staring at the sun. Well, not the sun exactly. But the camera was up on a ladder so we had to stare in the general direction of the sun. So I will be the tall brunette in the yellow shirt winking at the camera. You can't miss me.

My dad also braved the journey into the Pearl district as well. (We burb dwellers believe the world ends at the tunnel.) We laughed when we were asked to sign "talent release forms." Ha, talent. If they only knew. At one point we were marvelling at the real actors who were exchanging cards and discussing agents. I told him I would be his agent but that I would expect 10% off the top. The sun must have been getting to him because my typically frugal father told me he'd be generous and give me 20%. Such a deal! Since we were "paid" in the form of a bright yellow Livestrong shirt, I'm waiting for my 20%-of-t-shirt-payment. That's got to be like a sleeve or something, right? I'm totally worth it. Through my brilliant agent skillz, he nearly got a speaking role. Okay, we were just standing there staring at the ground when he was asked to say "livestrong means never giving up." But as his agent, it is my responsibility to take credit for this breakthrough. Unfortunately it didn't make it onto film. And as his agent, it is my responsibility to blame him for that. Darn talent.

The most amazing part of this experience was discovering that the entire production was dependent upon the generosity of many talented people. Everyone involved donated their time in the name of cancer advocacy.

People are good.

THIS JUST IN! Holy moly Dad got a call back. He'll be speaking after all. I guess he has one of those trustworthy faces! Mom says he's the next Paul Newman. I can't wait for my 20% of his line of natural foods!!!

THIS JUST, JUST IN! My Mom is full of beans...

7 comments:

The Tucson Gang June 13, 2008 at 3:54 PM  

How totally cool. There are a lot of really good people out there, unfortunately, we tend to hear a lot about the "not-so-good" people, making not-so good decisions. Anyway, glad it was a fun experience..and shocking that dear ol' dad would possibly be given a speaking part - if only they knew how unlike him that is! ;-) Good for you two!
Traci
PS be sure to find out where/when it will be used..if it's on the internet...I'll find it baby!

Anonymous June 13, 2008 at 4:47 PM  

Glad to hear you and your Dad are famous now. I would like to see this when you find out where it will be broadcast, too. All your fans are waiting!

Doris

Kim S June 13, 2008 at 5:10 PM  

I know somebody famous! Can't wait to see your debut.

Maverick's Momma June 13, 2008 at 5:21 PM  

just dropping by to say hi! It was fun meeting you on Wednesday and you're now on my reader. :)

Anonymous June 14, 2008 at 1:22 PM  

Hey Lori, I'm afraid there was no call. I was just joshin' you. --Mom

Lori June 14, 2008 at 1:47 PM  

Now I don't know what to believe!You're probably just saying that so you don't have to pay me the 20%.

Beth June 14, 2008 at 6:54 PM  

Sounds like the shoot was fun. I was getting ready to say congrats to your dad and ask for an autograph until I read the responses. That is just awful that your own mother would do that to you!! One person you would always think you could trust ;)

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