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Episode 167: They Knew It When They Saw It

2020-08-11 | 🔗

And Jerry knew that he desperately needed to get to a meeting.

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The guys it's my grown. This is the way I heard at the only podcast for the curious mind with a short attention span, this episode, for one sixty seven and it's called no it when they saw it, they knew it when they saw it. What did they see Who are they? Well? That's all part of them the story. Although I'll tell you some of it up front because I realized, when I was half way through this tale. It's not the first audition story that I've told. Maybe that's because I've been through a number of additions and my own miss spent career and a number of producers who look Let me in the middle of an audition and said well, when we see it. Thank you, Finally, in response to me saying what he s looking for exactly whether their nano they thought they knew, they think they know, I thought they know. That's how the audition process goes in my world
Does all this certainty on the part of the producers who are looking for a very specific type and then. As they search for that type, they they realise that will maybe maybe it's another type altogether. And then they realize, maybe we don't know, we wanted all, maybe maybe Jesse everybody in the world, because when we see the right one then will now that's what makes Maya my industry so arbitrary and capricious and that's the main reason I discourage people from getting in show business. It's it's not tough, it's random and when I read this story, the true story, you're about to hear about a real character producer who actually said will know it. When we see it, it. Just well. It resonated you know they say
should write what you know, I'm not sure that's good advice or not Lee Child, the guy who created Jack creature. He says you should write what you feel well, I know about auditioning. I know how it feels to In addition, and get the job and know how it feels to audition and not get the job, and I know how it feels to conduct an audition and to have to look people in the eye and say you know what the truth is: you're, not it, but I'll know it. When I see it and sometimes that's just the way the world works, it certainly how it worked for the actor you're about to meet an actor. You surely already know who came face to face with some very powerful producers who said to him we'll know it. When we see it did they well, that's up to you to decide. I can tell you this. The story would have happened without zip recruiter. They know it when they see it and what they have seen for. Many many thousands of businesses are quality candidates.
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Madeline. Your meetings are important, but this audition could change your life. I'm telling you Jerry. This part was written for you. Jerry snorted. Where had he heard that before every casting agent, every producer every bottom feeder in this whole crummy business had told him the same thing a dozen times over now after a career that included the stage the silver green and God only knew how many commercials? still hearing it this time from his manager. What's the project asked Sorry, it's a juicy role in a new sitcom said Madeline ought to show about producers, told me it's a show about the everyday occurrences of everyday living sounds like a show about nothing said: Jerry sounds like a steady paycheck said, Madeline Jerry Side, while how far is the church from the studio fifteen minutes? said Madeline and how long
Is this audition it's real just a meeting with the producers and a quick read through of a single seen, you'll be in and out in no time all right said Jerry I'll. Do it lets me to print? users on the way to the church, but let's do it quick. I really can't be late. Madeline could see the Jerry was in condition to drive, but that didn't mean he couldn't audition. She got into the studio at five minutes to four, where nine other actors waited to audition the receptionist ask them to sign in and had to Jerry the sides, two pages. Of dialogue to be performed for the producers? Would it be possible? Ask Madeline for my client, First, he has another meeting at six p m. A very important meeting said: Jerry I'm sorry said the receptionist, but There are nine actors before you
he gave us manager of worry glancing quickly did the math. If the producers took ten minutes with each actor. That would be ninety minutes that men he'd be called around five thirty. That would get him on the road by five forty five, and that would get him to the church right at six p m tight but doable. Are you nervous? Ask the manager, you look nice, Yes, I'm fine, said Jerry. I just can't be late for my meeting for crying out loud jerry. Would you. Please stop worrying about your meeting. You need to focus come on. Let's run the lines every side. Madeline really was a fine manager. And he had done well by her over the years, but she didn't understand the importance of what happened every week in that church basement. She did not stand the fellowship and what that fellowship meant to guys like Jerry,
For the next ninety minutes, Madeline tried to get her client to focus. She ran lines, she offered encouragement. She made suggestions, the other actors were called in one at a time. Happily, the first three hopefuls were in and out in less than five minutes each that's good whispered Madeline. If they dont key you for at least ten minutes, you haven't, got a shot Jerry, was also encouraged at this rate. He'd make his eating with time to spare, but then the pace began to slow the producers kept the next three actor for ten minutes, each, the two after that for fifteen minutes and the one after that, for nearly twenty men, it's what the hell are they doing in their jerry grew increase. Singly alarmed as the big hand on his watch seem to pick up speed. It was five forty by time. His name was finally called good luck,
Said Madeline and remember this part was written for you. Jerry took a deep breath, strode quickly onto the sound stage there too, producers sat in director chairs behind the television camera. There were brightly it's everywhere and a white acts on the floor, made of masking tape, Jerry stood on the x and tried not to look anxious, allow Jerry. My name is Bob. This is my partner John, where the producers of this project- and we really appreciate you coming by my pleasure, said Jerry though his expression said something else you know said, Bob John and I have audition over five thousand actors. For this part, that seems like an awful lot, said Jerry: what kind of actor are you guys looking for? Well said, John. To be perfectly honest, we don't know no said Bob, we don't, but we'll know it when we see it
Jerry nodded! Well, mister. What do you see? Overhear Bob considered the actor standing before them, fidgeting see and clearly distracted. He considered the blue trousers to size is too big the starched blue shirt and the tie that appeared to be choking him. Then Bob ask a question. Tell me something Jerry To be honest, do you even want to be here right now, Jerry glanced at the clock on the wall? No sir I'm sorry your show sound swell, but I've really gotta get to a meeting. Recognize the signs he'd been through the same. Program himself, many years ago, he had sat in a church, basements and had taken that same solemn pledge, I understand, said Bob. Thank you for being honest, go to your meeting
good luck with your show. Mr, I hope you find what you're looking for during the car ride over to the church Madeline made no attempt to hide her disappointment. You in their less than a minute. She said what did they say to you, Jerry shrugged? They said they didn't know what they were looking for, but that they would know when they saw it. I guess I wasn't it. Jerry's manager got her client to the church at exactly two minutes before six, as promised dont be discouraged Jerry. I still leaving you then Madeline did something more. Managers. Never do she licked her hand and rubbed it over her clients. Kullak smoothly down his unruly hair. Then she tried to straightened his tie, but that was no use I'll pick you up seven thirty. She said thanks mom, I'm sorry I blew it took in your shirt. She called but Jerry didn't hear her. He was already
scampering down the stairs at the back of the church, just The meeting in the basement was coming to order, just as all the other young men in uniform raising their right hands and repeating the pledge on my honour. I will do my best to do my duty to God in my country and to obey the law of the pack, that night at home, Jerry couldn't stop talking about the cup, scouts and how much funding had at the meeting he'd already forgotten. His disastrous audition just a few hours before, but then the phone rang and Madeline picked it up. It was Bob motion the produce, offering her son, the role of a lifetime. Madeline couldn't speak for a moment. Several moments, in fact, but but I thought what she said he was only and therefore less than a minute. What happened well said: Bob we'll make it a show about an all american boy.
I'd rather hire a boy who wants to be a cub scale than a boy who wants to be an actor. And that is how Jerry wound up starring in a show about nothing, nothing but the everyday events that befall the youngest member of an all american family. The family, brought to life by Barbara Billingsley Q Beaumont Tony down and Madeline matters. Only client, her nine year old Son, the reluctant actor and no Ambition to drive who live, the role of a lifetime by walking out of them important audition of his career in order to be on time for his weekly cub scout. Eating precisely what you expect from an all american kid like, Jerry matters the unlike
star of an unlikely hit called leave it to Beaver. Anyway, that's laggard. It.
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