Wednesday, May 28, 2008

April Showers brings May Flowers, and Very Weird Weather!...

VO Audition - THE CLEVELAND SHOW - 05/29/08

So, the LITTLE BRITAIN audition last week went very well. I think I got passed over though because I was too small. (Go figure! I guess there's a first time for everything.) Turns out, they were looking for an overweight, very large pregnant woman. When I was done, they told me I was funny, so hopefully that means they'll have me back to read for something else.

In other news, the other day, I got a firsthand reminder on how people like to hate on others. (Someone sent me a very unkind e-mail.) I'm not sure that it was even intended for me, because some of their facts were wrong, but it got me to thinking: Why can't people just be happy for one another? Does it really make a person's life better to hate on others? At any rate, I've always known that to be in this business, you have to be able to take the good with the bad, and brush stuff off from time to time. So let's just say, it's been brushed! Moving on...

I've been dealing with a very interesting GREY'S ANATOMY residual fiasco lately. As of yesterday, it's been taking care of, so that's quite a relief. Speaking of GREY'S ANATOMY, I'm heartbroken that I didn't get to be on the show this season...:(...Hopefully next season I'll have the opportunity to get back on.

I'm gearing up to go to a few parties, and an award show, in the coming weeks. I hope to have pictures to share next time I post.

Hope everyone's doing well!

- Shenita.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I've gotten busy living!...:)...

TV Audition - LITTLE BRITAIN - 05/19/08

Okay, so this will be 1.) My first "official" audition with the new reps. 2.) My first audition for these CD's, and 3.) My first comedy audition in quite a while. So, I'll admit upfront that I'm a little nervous, but I'm also really excited. I'm sure the big guy upstairs will have my back, so I'll do what I can to leave my nerves at the door, and just bring it!...:)...

This audition came exactly when I needed it to, had it of been last week, I think I'd of been a little distracted. You see, I spent most of my week completely consumed with preparing the program for the show. Between that, recording the VO I booked, keeping up with my web design work, and just being a wife and mother, I'm still exhausted!

Let's roll back. The week started with me getting a nice letter from SAG informing me that I'd been chosen to be a part of this year's SAG Nominating Committee. Cool! This is the first year that I've had the opportunity to do that, so I'm really looking forward to all of the pre-screenings and stuff that come along with it..:)...I also touched base with my NM agent. I sent him some of my new pics last weekend, and I wanted to discuss whether or not I should come out for a couple of weeks this summer. He wisely suggested that I wait to see what happens with the strike.

As the week rolled on, I dove head first into designing what ended up being a 20 page program for the staged reading last night (TRACKS). On Wednesday (5/14) night, I drove out to North Hollywood to sit in on their last rehearsal, and to finally meet the cast. What a lovely, and talented, bunch they were. I left feeling really excited about Saturday's festivities. Thursday (5/15) morning it was off to record the CDW VO job in Studio City. On Friday, I was able to sneak in a little R&R time. Kenyah and I met Kendra for a lunch date. Kendra is such a cool person. Kenyah and I had a really great time laughing and chatting it up with Ms. Kendra.

For the finale, on Saturday (5/17) night, the show came together quite beautifully. The evening started with hors d'oeuvres & cocktails, which lead to a beautiful solo dance and a special guest speaker: Yolanda Anderson, who discussed the death of her aunt, Dr. Donda West (Kanye West's mother), and the influence her death had on the future of elective surgery. The show followed at 8:00pm, and was wonderful. I laughed so hard. Tann is such a talented writer/director. I can't wait to share photos with you when I get some of them. And, I know for a fact that there are some really great photos, because when I got there, I commandeered Tann's camera, and took pictures all night long!...:). That being said, I think the first event MME was a part of was an absolute success, and I can't wait to see what's in our future.

I think that's it for now. Wish me broken legs tomorrow.



Wednesday, May 07, 2008


I finally booked one of the many voice-overs I've gone out on as of late!...:)...I bet ya'll are thinking: "Dang, it's about time Shenita!" If you're not, I'm sure my VO Agent is probably thinking that...:)...It tapes for 1/2 hour at the end of next week. And if I do say so myself, that's a pretty great way to earn a size-able paycheck.

P.S. Please pray with me that the actors won't have to go on strike!

Peace Out.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Contract Signing Fool...:)...

VO Auditon - UNKNOWN (VG) - 05/02/08

I had what I'd like to call an Actor's Day this afternoon. First, I picked up my newly printed shots from ISGO. Next up, I darted over to my new agent's office to drop some of the prints off, and to sign my contracts. From there, I stopped by my manager's office to drop off some of the new prints. Lastly, I was off to my VO Audition, where I read for a fun little VG, and signed some renewal contracts. All in all, I'd say things are coming along quite nicely for me in the acting world.