Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What It's Like Dealing with Actors and Actresses

[NOTE - these are actual emails concerning a show the actress in question had agreed to perform on New Year's Eve, five days from today, for actual money.  It's really rather humorous.  This is what I deal with in my business.]

----------------------- Original Message-----------------------
From: NAME OF ACTRESS <[name withheld]>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:55:19 -0800


Its [NAME OF ACTRESS]. Just got a message from your wife. Im emailing on my gmail account because you dont seem to be getting emails from my yahoo account. I emailed you back in nov saying i couldnt do the show. Then i got an email from you sending the script and asking if I was still doing the show I wrote you back and said that I had sent you an email back in November saying I couldn't.

Now I have got a call from your wife asking if I was doing the show.

My concern is you aren't getting my email so I'm writing you again to say there are several reasons why I cannot do the show. I hope you find someone.





It is odd that you are the only person telling me that you've sent me emails which we have not received.

If what you say is true, then Upstage Productions needs to get on top of this right away!!!  There may be people emailing us asking for info on our shows - emails that apparently are vanishing into cyber space.  Please re-send (from your current gmail address) - with headers - the emails you sent in November and last week.  I have received nothing from you since the one below that you sent from your Yahoo account ... 

----------------------- Original Message-----------------------

Subject : Re: Your Info
Date : Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:45:00 -0600
From :  NAME OF
To :   

My address (for payroll) is
Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android



Since then we've received nothing from you, though oddly we received quite a few things before that from the very Yahoo address you claim is not getting through to us now.

I find this quite alarming, and I really want to get it fixed right away.

Of course, there is the chance that you are simply lying to me and that you never emailed us at all; that now you're simply copping an attitude and acting like it's our fault; and that you're ignoring the odd fact that if indeed you had been emailing me and I had seemingly been ignoring your emails, that the thing any professional actress would have done at that point would have been to pick up the phone and call us. 
That is why I look forward to receiving the mysterious missing emails - with headers, which our IT guy will need to see to determine the major technical glitch on our end that is no doubt causing this.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

And please accept my apologies for not receiving the emails you never sent.


Kevin O'Brien

Upstage Productions

314-842-5300 / 1-888-WHO-DN-IT


1 comment:

Joey Higgins said...

I tried out for a cantering position and the person in charge didn't call back for several months.

When I contacted them again inquiring they stated that they had called, but I didn't pick up, so they didn't leave a voicemail???

They then asked me for a quote on a website; some kind of disconnect there I believe.

I didn't get that position; not just thespians and maybe all artist types?