Wowza.... this month flew by!!!! We've had a crazy busy month!!!
we will post a few of the things we've booked, the gains for the month and highlight some of the fun things we have started to incorporate into our 30 day check-ins!!!
This month we have had a crazy amount of auditioning.... to come away with the things our talent booked was pretty amazing!!! Lets start
Wowza.... this had been such a great experience, moving into our new building, starting this new adventure has been unbelievable, amazing and TERRIFYING!
We are a new Talent Management firm here in Utah. Thus far it's been a great experience. I'm lucky because I have always been drawn to theatre, dance, music basically anything pretty and shiny! I've worked with beautiful people my whole life. Started training pageant girls at 21, I was the official personal trainer for the America system and the USA systems... talk about passion! I admire work ethic in general, pageant girls are just as committed as professional athletes. That started my career. I loved my job, I had a different day everyday, and since then I've never been a 9-5er!! I mean don't get me wrong I TOTALLY did my time, worked for the federal government, paid my dues, needed the insurance for my children aaaaaamddd HATED every minute of it!
I think the reason I've become such a work-a-holic is because I TRULY love it!!! I love my job! I am so grateful I get to do what I do, I am willing to give my talent exactly what they give me! I've learned quickly that this is a partnership... we both want the same thing in the end. My job is to put you in a place to book, your job is to be bookable. We are a team. Figuring this out, has changed my life!
Utah had been tough for me, entitlement is extremely normal here..... this is confusing to me? The people that I'm used to being around KNOW that it takes work, consistent training and constant growth, these people are the people that book consistently. I'm not sure where the entitlement comes from, It is hard for me to grasp. I can say this, I am all about positive people and positive vibes, you put out what you want back.... YOU PUT OUT WHAT YOU WANT BACK.... throw it out in the universe and I believe it will happen. Toxicity breeds, and breeds quickly! Karma. Yep all of that. TRUTH.
The people I choose to sign at MöDA I KNOW will be something one day, every single one of them! I've had so many submissions and I'm SO THANKFUL for each and everyone. I choose very carefully. I will stay small so I'm careful not to over saturate and I won't sign you if you aren't working on your craft whatever it may be, constantly. If I have to be on all the time, I know that I will get it back from my MöDA darlings! Hard work people, don't expect anything, MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!
Honesty has always been easy, right? It's free, it literally costs you $0.00 to be a good honest decent person. RIGHT? Let me be real, SINCE STARTING this company, ITS NEVER BEEN HARDER. I want to help everyone! I want to give you all guidance, I would love to say I know it all, unfortunately I learn daily! It's the hardest thing for me to say to someone, I don't have the time to help you start a career, but I want to AND I love to give guidance!!! However, since opening my own, which I was never sure I wanted to, until I had to, I've had to let people know that it's a lot of work BUT FEASIBLE! They don't have what they need yet, BUT they can get it!! I thought the hardest part of opening my own would be running it, finances, day in, day out, organization, networking, connections finding talent.... Weeeelllllll it isn't. HONESTY has been the hardest part, turning people away that don't realize, it takes a lot of work to be an actor with multi dimensions, a seasoned model. A diverse dancer or a trained singer. They have no idea that these jobs aren't as easy as they look! I mean really... how hard is it to walk a runway... kiss Brad Pitt, dance with Beiber or sing like Mariah, right?
I was having lunch with a casting director feeding my brain and the one thing he said that stuck like glue.... " It's layers of learning and experiencing what it's like to be on set, people don't realize that theatre is a different animal you're going from a monkey that's fun and load and swinging from trees to a snake... precise movement when they strike, theatre is so fun to watch but if you ever made that type of movement in a film you'd look like a fool!! You're still acting, yet it's very different, it's a different muscle ". I processed this and analyzed it to death!!! I'm NOT a trained actor, I know they work hard, but I never even thought about how much work just that takes.... to know your camera angles for film, and all the stage lingo, learn all the different avenues between theatrical and film... and the confidence you have to have to be good at it! RESPECT.
Nothing like being all over the place! Welcome to the life of Gina, MöDA and our crazy life! Love every second of it! Stay tuned... MöDA is on the map... mad respect to the ones that have come before me! Im focused on MöDA and getting the work! You'll know us but it will only be because we've earned it, no handouts, no silver spoon money, just me... and my hard working talent, making our way!