The Power Of HubPages/Contacted by a Casting Agent

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  1. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    So, I get this email from a casting agent, casting a new Reality Show on a "Major Network." The agent found me on the Internet via HubPages. She read my hub, "I Love to Clean." They are casting for the pilot of the new show, fairly soon, and she seems to like me. This is not to say that I will get it, because as most of you know, I don't have a home anymore, because  "I lost my home to foreclosure." hmm  However the power of HubPages is alive and well.

    Yea for HubPages. big_smile big_smile big_smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ...sending some good thoughts your way fastfreta...hope it works out for you!

    2. sholland10 profile image93
      sholland10posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      FastFreta,
      This is such awesome and encouraging news.  Congratulations!  I hope many more good things come your way!! smile

    3. JackyDragon profile image60
      JackyDragonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Is it for real? Or could it be a scam?

      1. fastfreta profile image74
        fastfretaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        No it's real, because I've actually done this type of work myself.

    4. Etherealenigma profile image76
      Etherealenigmaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Casting call, I thought for sure you meant that this was about something you've written. I didn't think reality show. However, if it's something to help you out, good luck.

      1. fastfreta profile image74
        fastfretaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes it was actually from one of my hubs.

    5. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I hope things turn out well for you. smile

    6. moonlake profile image89
      moonlakeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck and congrats. Keep us updated on how it works out.

    7. Dorsi profile image90
      Dorsiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Right on Freta, I hope this works out for you! So sorry about your house, I went through a bad time last year and had to really put up a fight to save the family home. It's been a major battle, but I still had equity. Praying things turn around for the better for you!!

    8. Sally's Trove profile image78
      Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How cool! Sending lots of good wishes your way. smile

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Wow! That's amazing. -- almost as amazing as a reality show about people who like to clean. Hope it all goes well and is profitable for you.
        Are you still riding the rails?

        1. fastfreta profile image74
          fastfretaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Actually that is what the show is all about, (People who like to clean), and that's how they found me, on HubPages.  I'm currently not on the road, however I hope to be in upstate New York for a family reunion the last week in July. I also plan to hit the road again soon I hope.

    9. cloverleaffarm profile image75
      cloverleaffarmposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      They contacted me also. It was just screamed scam, so I deleted the message.

  2. Rosie2010 profile image73
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    How cool is that?  Best wishes, fastfreta.  You love to clean?  smile

  3. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    Thank you all, although I don't know if I'd be comfortable with cameras following me around, however I would love the income, if there's any. Again, because I don't have my home anymore, I don't know if this will work for me.

  4. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    More good wishes that it works out well for you coming your way.  If you end up in front of that camera, maybe you could let us know how we could watch the show.  smile

    1. fastfreta profile image74
      fastfretaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Lisa, even if I don't get on I'll post the show's debut.

  5. Anamika S profile image68
    Anamika Sposted 6 years ago

    Hi fastfreta, That's awesome news. Congrats and Best Wishes! I hope things turn well for you...

  6. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    Update! I've just been interviewed by the Executive Producer, and "she liked me, she really liked me," (shades of Sally Fields, during her award acceptance speech). big_smile big_smile big_smile

    1. Rosie2010 profile image73
      Rosie2010posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome! smile

    2. PegCole17 profile image96
      PegCole17posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Fantastic! Please keep us posted.
      Peg

  7. Scribenet profile image83
    Scribenetposted 6 years ago

    Freta...So cool! We are all rooting for you and you can betcha our bottom dollars we will all be your biggest fan club if you get  into the Reality Show!!  Great you got the  opportunity from your Hubs!

    1. fastfreta profile image74
      fastfretaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oops, let me clear this up. I will only be one episode.

      1. Scribenet profile image83
        Scribenetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Still so very cool! smile

  8. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Interesting!  I wish you the best outcome.  Please keep us posted!

  9. Pearldiver profile image82
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Excellent... good on you! 

    A perfect opportunity to make sure that their casting couch is clean also!  big_smile

  10. GmaGoldie profile image78
    GmaGoldieposted 6 years ago

    Fastfreta,

    I am so very happy for you. Congratulations! See, hard work does pay off! Best wishes in all that you do! You will be great...we can say...we knew her when...

  11. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    Let know when the episode is to air. I'm sure it will be one of the best ones. Congratulations!

  12. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    That is so cool!  I look forward to hearing what comes of it. Wonder what angle they'll take to use people who like to clean - maybe they'll pair you up with hopeless cases.

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, I'll gladly volunteer to be one of the "hopeless cases"! FF, could you come over and help me clean??

  13. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    Again thank you all for your best wishes.  So here goes the next step.  Wednesday I will be doing what is called a "Teaser Reel." I'm still not sure I can pass muster.  I'll keep you all up on the progress. big_smile big_smile

    1. Pearldiver profile image82
      Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh wow... a teaser reel.... which will be used to help sell their show and give both potential investors and audiences an 'insight' to what and who the show will contain... Congrats.. I would say that if you get through this.. you will be a star!   Yippeeee!   smile

      1. fastfreta profile image74
        fastfretaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Pearldiver, did you ever see that I Love Lucy episode where Lucy thought that a producer would take one look at her tape and say, "That face, get me that face, I must have that face?"  Well I'm saying that now.  LOL, LOL! :lol:

        1. Pearldiver profile image82
          Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Well hey.... Phew... at least it is Your face they are going to be happy with and not hers!  big_smile

  14. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    FF, that is AWESOME! I'm sure they'll love you - we do!

  15. SmartAndFun profile image96
    SmartAndFunposted 6 years ago

    Very cool! Congrats! Keep us posted.

  16. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    yikes yikes yikes Yikes today is the day. Nail biting time!

  17. Pearldiver profile image82
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    OhNo.... don't bite your nails  sad

    Practice your Shimmy and Smile Routine!  big_smile

    Hey... gotta have a competitive edge over the wipe-it-on-wipe-it-off girls!  big_smile

  18. SmartAndFun profile image96
    SmartAndFunposted 6 years ago

    Just be your 'bad' fastreta self and you will be in for sure!  smile

  19. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    Well I got through the first phase, and to say the least, they were more than pleased big_smile with the interview, and, well, so was I.  big_smile We have a second portion to go through today, I'll get back to you guys after that.

  20. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Congrats, Fastfreta!   We're very proud of you!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is my post from 7 days ago that I was referring to FastFreta.

  21. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    Just tell me when, habee, and I'll be there. LOL!

    So I've passed all the phases up til now, and again, "They liked me, they really liked me," so now it's a wait and see, I was told at least two weeks. Stay tuned for followups. big_smile

  22. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I posted a comment here just 6 days ago and day before yesterday I got my own email from a major casting agency for a different reality show also based on them finding me through one of my articles.   Just goes to show, you never know who's reading your stuff, folks!   

    Wish me luck!

    1. fastfreta profile image74
      fastfretaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      WOW! I reiterate "Yea for the power of HubPages."  Here's wishing you the best, KCC Big Country. I've got to go back and check out your post.

      1. fastfreta profile image74
        fastfretaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        KCC, please send me the link to your post here in the forum.

      2. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I just find it fascinating that when I posted my congratulatory comments to your great news I had absolutely no idea that I would have a similar thing happen to me just days later!

  23. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    Well today was pitch day. I did get a call for pictures to be emailed, I don't know what that means. hmm

  24. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    The post I am referring to is in this forum. Just scroll up to a few days ago.

    1. fastfreta profile image74
      fastfretaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I could only go back two days, and I didn't see it. Go  to  where it says yours on the forum and say something and it will pop up again.

  25. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    Fastfreta, this is such great news so congrats and very best wishes with this from me too! I know all sorts of media people read the hubs here because I have got work that way too and I think of this site as a good place to showcase your writings!

  26. pstraubie48 profile image85
    pstraubie48posted 6 years ago

    this is great news. I hope this works out for you. That will be awesome.

  27. Green Bard profile image85
    Green Bardposted 6 years ago

    That is such great news, Fastfreta, and KCC too! I hope this works out well for you both!

  28. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    Thanks guys, I've gotten several calls from the station for still pictures, I really don't know what that means. But at this time I'm at my family reunion in Upstate New York, so I'll just have to attend to that when I get home. I'll keep you all updated as things unfold.

  29. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 5 years ago

    I hope this one work.  This is the other link that I mentioned.

  30. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    no link is visible

    but I do see from other forum posts that the casting call worked out for you, congrats!

    I have a friend from High School who is an Executive Producer for an undisclosed reality network, she frequently posts legitimate casting calls on her facebook feed.

    It is a very real opportunity, glad you realized that! Congrats!

  31. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 5 years ago

    More like the power of hubris

  32. cclitgirl profile image95
    cclitgirlposted 5 years ago

    This is tooo cool!!  I can't wait to watch and look for you.  You deserve good things, especially after reading about your house  neutral
    Kudos to you and CONGRATULATIONS!!

  33. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 5 years ago

    Thank you so much cclitgirl, I'm like you I can't wait to see it either.  You see they won't let me see it until everyone else sees it. This is truly nail biting time.  I know what I did, but I don't know how it came across on film.

 
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