Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tales from the Casting Ouch

And now for the September edition of our Hollywood bloopers feature. These are authentic casting calls sent to us by our friend the actress, along with her commentary:

Lot's of singing, lot's of solo's.
Lots of typos.

Queue card
Are you prepared to wait in line?

We will be auctioning actors.
I really hope not, because people are priceless.

She suffers from skitsafrania.
Unless that is a term you've made up on purpose in an attempt to be funny for a comedy skit, misspelling your character's condition on a casting call makes you seem uneducated.


Bob Cumbow said...

One apostrophe-s might be a typo; three of them in the space of nine words can't be so easily excused.

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Bob, you are so right. I saw that you're speaking at an event for freelancers soon. I hope that goes well! (And I'm sure it will.)

Barry Leiba said...

Thi's 'seem's like a 'suitable time to po'st a link to Mr Language Per'son, who recently repri'sed a column about apo'strophe's.

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Thank's, Barry.