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  • NAB Dropoffs 01/11/2018  2:15pm

    First off, I know not everyone accepts drop offs and would always check first. But assuming everything is good there, I've just never done a drop off and am always paranoid about a faux pas/looking stupid.

    Do you literally just walk into the building with an envelope addressed to the office/person and hand it to the person at the main desk? Or do you actually have to go up to the office itself to leave it?


    You go up to the office itself. Most offices that accept drop offs actually have a folder, mail slot, box, etc for this purpose and pretty easy to find :)

    musicalwarrior 01/11/2018  3:35pm

    Thank you!

    StuffandThings 01/11/2018  9:16pm

    I actually just burned a bridge with a drop-off.

    A TV/Film office had called me in for a great show in the Fall - audition went really great - lots of compliments.

    In the meantime, I booked a Network TV gig and a film. I saw in the breakdowns that this office released a role perfect for me.

    I thought by the time I sent a postcard it would be too late - so decided to drop it off. I literally walked in and said "can I drop this off with you?" The receptionist gave a very uncomfortable look, then the CD who auditioned me for that project came out and looked at me weirdly - then I fled.

    I don't understand why this business has to make it so uncomfortable for actors to literally be afraid of ruining a connection or be seen as aggressive if they walk in with a piece of mail.

    actor1 01/12/2018  3:16am

    So you interpreted their looks as weird through the lens of anxious actor. But isn’t the most weird part that you fled instead of saying hi and reminding the CD who you are and saying, “oh hey there! Just the person I wanted to see!” And being a human about it instead of an awkward mess?

    ‡‡‡ 01/12/2018  10:10am

    ^^Exactly. And not jumping to the conclusion that you "burned a bridge".

    Springfield 01/12/2018  10:31am

    Yeah... they could just been taken off guard, but you really don’t know what they were thinking.

    It sounds like you have an agent or manager. You can also just ask them to make sure you were submitted. That saves you from making anything awkward. And that is their job. :)

    filmandtheatreactress 01/12/2018  11:31am

    Also, I should have clarified to drop off only IF that office even accepts drop offs. A lot of them have it listed on their websites or on the breakdown themselves.

    If an office doesn't not accept them, absolutely do not try.

    musicalwarrior 01/12/2018  1:09pm

    What actor1 said...that’s the realest thing. EVER. We shouldn’t have to feel afraid to do something as simple as dropoff or anything related to getting damn job.

    Showbizdreamer 01/12/2018  3:23pm

    Again though...that's why you have an agent. They are the middle man so things don't have to be awkward. That is literally their biggest job is to get you in the damn room.

    filmandtheatreactress 01/12/2018  6:52pm