||[Sep. 17th, 2007|05:26 pm]
No Hugging, No Learning
And aren't you glad? I'm sure you, my fans, have been CLAMORING to read new entries from me HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!!! Just clamoring for it! That's the new tag-line: "My fans have been clamoring for me." Use it as often as you want, whenever it applies.
It's been a slow news day. Actually, it's not. There are about a thousand things to do at work and I'm not doing a single one of them right now. I'm kind of tired, physically. I need sleep. It's going to be an early day tomorrow, what with a fashion editorial to be shot.
Speaking of which, I booked this guy model whose face I sort of recognize from other print ads/editorials. Still, he's a no-name as of yet and I don't particularly like his look. Last night, I got a text from his contact or handler, telling me that the other two models have confirmed but that this Indian-looking guy is asking how much we're going to pay him and how long is the shoot going to be.
Now, we don't have shit loads of dolla$ to pay people; I hardly make money for myself in this job and I have even gotten a complaint that I had overspent in my last photo shoot (which is not true). Still, it's a turn off. I mean, who is this guy? WHO IS THIS GUY? Why is he asking stupid shit like how long is the shoot going to be and how much is the pay? Is he a modelling diva of some sort? A divo? I don't get it. How rude. I'm a talent, meaning I do rackets a lot, and I don't ask whoever hires me how much my TF is. It's just rude. I don't even have a set fee even and I've been feeding myself with sideline work for seven years already. It's just bad form and bad manners to mention money when it'll only be the first time that you'll be working with a group. Especially if you're a no-name. And have sub-par looks. Okay, I'm sour-graping now.
Anyway, the ending is that I un-booked him and I told his handler that his talent is a major turn-off. I also said that we pay peanuts to talents but that doesn't matter now because we're not booking that Indian divo. He can just eat curry and shawarma tomorrow. Wait, did I get my culinary references wrong?