Wedding Day Feature Film

Check out the new website for “Wedding Day”: http://weddingdaymovie.net/index.html. I play Brooke Mason, one of two brides getting married in the film.

Also, please “like” the film on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wedding-Day-The-Feature-Film/317164059449

Release dates have not been announced yet. Keep checking back for updates

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Commercial CALLBACK!

Today I had a commercial callback for Sabyn Mayfield Casting.  The callback was at 2701 Oceanpark Casting Facility,  a different location than the original audition.

When I arrived, the casting associate from the other day, Ian, walked out of the audition room.  I smiled at him as I waited my turn to audition.  We were told that the audition would be the same as the other day and I was paired with another actor.

I greeted the clients and the director as I walked in. They were really friendly. Often the clients do not talk to the actors during the audition. Ian checked us in and called action.  And it a blink of an eye, the callback was over.  There was a real ease to the it, and so I left happy.

Thanks to my agents at Commercials Unlimited for submitting me and to everyone at Sabyn Mayfield Casting for the callback!

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Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday!

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Sunday, December 25, 2011 · 7:04 pm

Jennifer in a National Commercial

Its wild to think this year has flown by so quickly!  This time last year I was very pregnant and featured in this Barnes and Noble NOOKcolor  “Love of Reading”  National Commercial:

Happy Holidays!

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Filming!

On December 5th and 6th I worked on a “hush, hush” Independent Film.   It was great to work on such a professional project.  My scenes were rich with possibilities and gave me a lot to play with.  I worked with a wonderful director and my fellow cast members were top-notch actors. And I had my own star-wagon trailer, how can you go wrong with that?

It is a lucky day when I have the opportunity to act on-screen.  All the auditions, the driving all over LA, the ups and downs of the Industry are worth it when I’m actually on set….doing the work….doing what I love.

More information coming soon. Keep checking back.

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Commercial CALLBACK!

Friday I had a commercial callback for Joe Blake Casting.  The callback was in Santa Monica, but at a different location than the original audition.

It was a misty and cool day in Los Angeles, but lucky for me, traffic on the 405 was moving!  I arrived in record time, and with 15 minutes to spare.  There wasn’t any parking near the audition location. But luckily I found a spot a block away.

When I arrived, the casting associate from the other day, Nicholas, was there.  I greeted him as I signed in.  Two other women were there when I arrived, and soon after 3 more showed up.  I was the only blonde in that group.

We were told that the audition would be the same as the other day.  I was the second person to audition.

I greeted the clients and the director as I walked in. Nicholas called action and gave my audition.  And I felt really good about it.

The funny thing about auditions, you can give the best audition of your life and if you don’t have the right look the client wants, then you won’t be cast.  Similarly, you can have a so/so audition, but if you have the look, you’ll get the part.  For that reason, I tried to let auditions “run off my back like water”. I can’t dwell on them, I can’t think about what I could or couldn’t have done in the room.  I just have to trust that I did my job, and I did it well.

Special thanks to my wonderful agents at Commercials Unlimited for submitting me and to Joe Blake for the callback!

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Commercial Callback tomorrow!

Good News!  I have a commercial callback tomorrow for Joe Blake Casting.  Check back on Friday for details or find me on facebook: http://tinyurl.com/JenniferKellerFanPage and twitter: http://twitter.com/JenniferKeller1 for more info.

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Commercial Audition at Joe Blake Casting

Today my commercial agent, Richie, notified me of a same day commercial audition.  I was thrilled to received the call. It has been a quiet couple of months for me.

The audition was for Joe Blake Casting at Ocean Park Studios in Santa Monica. The product, Jimmy Dean.

It is a rare day when the 405 is clear, and today was that day.  I zipped down to Santa Monica in record time.  I arrived 20 minutes early and looked over the story boards and sides.  There were several women ahead of me, so I just signed in and waited for my chance.  Before I knew it, the casting associate, Nicholas, asked us into the audition room to explain the set up for the audition. Nicholas was very friendly and brought a great ease to the room.

I have to say, this is a cute spot.  I am so happy to have had the chance for this audition.  And I left the audition feeling confident.

Special thanks to Joe Blake for the audition!

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New Headshots for Jennifer

Last week I shot new photos with David Muller and I couldn’t be happier with the results.  With David’s eye for photography and amazing lighting combined with the awesome work of the make up artist, Kate Hollinshead,  I was able to achieve a variety of looks.

Here are a couple of my favorite shots. To view more of my new headshots, click on the “Headshots” Link at the top of the page.

Thanks!

Jennifer

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Headshot Session with David Muller

A sneak peak of Jennifer Keller's headshot session

 

On Monday I had new headshots taken by photographer, David Muller.   In 2009, I shot with David and was really happy with my photos, so I scheduled with him again this time around.  I was specifically targeting several looks with this shoot: “Young Commercial Mom”, “Quirky Commercial Mom”, “Jeep Mom” (notice a theme?), a good dramatic look, a “Senator’s Wife” and a character from “MadMen”.  It’s amazing how you can change a look by adding glasses, jewelry and a change of background. I was able to achieve all these looks that way.

The shoot went really well. David is a gifted photographer.  I also scheduled with make-up artist, Kate, who not only did my make up in 2009, but also for the Tidy Cat Commercial I worked on in 2008.  She is one of the best around and I was thrilled with her work.

I will post photos online as soon as possible.

 

Jennifer Keller at the whole team: Photographer, David, Make-up Artist, Kate, and her sweet little one

 

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Print Audition at Ava Shevitt Casting

KSR Models sent me to a Print Campaign Casting at Ava Shevitt Casting in Santa Monica. I just booked back in with KSR last week and was thrilled to be sent on an audition already. The Casting was for Sprint.

 

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Jennifer on the Red Carpet

On Thursday night I attended “Noche Flamenca” a Red Carpet and Cocktail Event.  My friend, Sandra Payne, wrote a film called “Solo Duet” which is a part of ” Girls Girls Girls”, a Film feature project that has all women directors, writers, producers, DPs and more.  The trailer for “Solo Duet” was also shown. The event took place at D’Cache Restaurant in Toluca Lake, CA and included a flamenco performance by Timo Nunez, star of “Solo Duet”.

Last year Sandra gathered 5 of her Industry friends, including myself, and started a Networking Group.  These amazing  ladies and I are now friends and we meet up every other month or so.  Here is a photo of 4 of us with Sandra at the Premiere.

 

Jennifer on the Red Carpet with Emily Churchill, Heather Horton, Sandra Payne and Tiffany Price

 

Want to know more about these awesome ladies? Find them on my Twitter Page and follow them: http://twitter.com/JenniferKeller1

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Jennifer in a Tidy Cat Litter Commercial

If you haven’t spotted the Tidy Cat litter Commercial that I am blessed enough to be a part of, check it out now:

 

 

 

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Two Commercial Auditions on Thursday

Oh what a day!  I had two commercial auditions today.  The life of an actress at it’s best!

First stop was Broad-Cast at 9 AM. Getting out of the house in the morning is so tough now that I’m a mom.  I’m sure that once I am no longer nursing, it will be a lot easier.  Right now, baby girl calls the shots.  But thanks to my helpful hubby, I was able to hand her off to him and get ready for the audition.  Traffic was heavy on the 101, but I made it in the nick of time.

The audition was for Target.  It was a short, non dialogue spot.  I greeted casting associate, Hunter, who I often see at Broad-Cast and was in and out of the audition room.

Second stop was Julia Kim Casting at 4 PM.  This was my first time auditioning for Julia Kim, and I love auditioning for new casting directors. This audition was for Aquafresh Toothpaste.   There was a bit of a wait when I arrived.  I read over the audition info and signed in.  I noticed that waiting room was filled with actresses in the late 20’s – early 30’s range, as well as actresses in the 14 -16 year old range.  And between you and me, any passing thought that I might have had that I could play a high school student (Hello “Glee”) has officially been put to rest.   I am just too tall to start with, and standing next to one of those teens in the restroom, I really did look like a woman in my late 20’s – early 30’s. Though how old am I?  I will never tell.  I joke that I am 25 as long as I’m an actress.  Or at the least an age range, 25-30.

I was at the audition for almost an hour, and then if was my turn.  This spot was also non-dialogue and the audition was a quick one.

Overall I was very happy with both auditions.  Special thanks to Casting Directors Dan Cowan and Julia Kim for the opportunity to audition!

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Commercial Audition at Davis Baddeley Casting

Today I had a commercial audition at Davis Baddeley Casting.  This is my second audition since returning from Maternity Leave and my first time auditioning for this office.

Today’s spot was for Procter and Gamble.   I arrived 10 minutes early for my morning audition at The Casting Underground in Hollywood.   As I waited, an actress I worked with on “The Cavemen Crib Party” webisode arrived to audition as well.  I was glad to see her.  She and I were pregnant at the same time, so we would bump into each other at maternity auditions last year.  Now we are both new moms, so it was great to talk about our experiences

Before I knew it, I was up.  Everyone was so nice in the room and this is a great commercial spot, so I’m grateful to Davis Baddeley Casting for calling me in to audition for the first time

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Commercial Audition at Broadcast

Today I had a commercial audition at Broadcast.  This was my first commercial audition since returning from Maternity Leave and I have to admit, I was a little stressed.

First of all, I have to say I LOVE auditioning at Broadcast.  Everyone is so nice and they have been so sweet to me.  I booked Tidy Cat and American Express Commercials through Broadcast.  But I was stressing because getting out of the ouse on time with a newborn is tough.  I’ve quickly learned that the baby calls the shots!  And there are so many questions. Should I find a sitter for the baby?  Do I take her with me to the audition?  The good news, I already had plans with a girlfriend of mine, so I immediately called her, and she agreed to meet me at Broadcast and watch the baby while I auditioned.  I’m a lucky gal to have such a good friend

Today’s spot was for Natural Choice. This was a fun, non-dialogue spot

Special Thanks to Dan Cowan at Broadcast for the audition

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It’s a Girl!

Leaving the Hospital on New Years Day. It was colder outside that day than I expected!

To all my readers, thank you for following my journey as an actress.  I am excited to share that I welcomed my daughter into the world at the end of December.  I’ll be on “maternity leave” for several months, but will look forward to jumping back into my craft soon enough.  Until then, keep your eyes peeled for both the Tidy Cat Litter and Barnes and Noble Nook Commercials that are currently airing.  You’ll even seen my pregnant belly in the Barnes and Noble Nook Commercial!  I look forward to the day I can watch it with my daughter and say “that’s you in the belly”.

Keep checking  back for updates!

Sincerely,

Jennifer

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It’s the Holiday Season!

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Photos from the Barnes and Noble Commercial Shoot

On October 21, 2010 I filmed a Barnes and Noble National Commercial.  The product: the new Nookcolor E-reader. Since the commercial is now airing nationally, I wanted to post a couple of photos from set:

The "Waiting Room" actors

 

The commercial shot at an abandoned hospital in North Hollywood.  Apparently the hit TV show, Scrubs, once shot at this same location.

And here is a photo of me looking very much like a “Waiting Room Pregnant Lady”:

No, that is not a fake bump! Jennifer Keller is 7 1/2 months pregnant in this commercial

 

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Commercial Audition at Skirts Casting

Today I had a commercial audition at Skirts Casting.  This is my first time auditioning for this office.

Today’s spot was for Hyndai.   I arrived at The Casting Lounge on South LaBrea for my morning audition. There is only street parking at The Casting Lounge and I had to park all the way at the end of the street!  Usually this isn’t a big deal, but when you’re 9 months pregnant it takes double the time to walk to the casting office, lol.

There was a bit of a wait and I noticed that I was the only pregnant girl in the waiting room.  So, this was not a commercial looking for pregnant actresses.  But no worries, I was thrilled to be called in and I gave it my best.

Thanks to Skirts Casting for calling me in to audition for the first time

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Jennifer Keller in a Holiday Tidy Cat Litter Ad

Look what popped up in the “Parade” section of the Sunday Los Angeles Times:

 

 

My family actually spotted the 3/4 page ad in “Parade” section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  What a pleasant surprise!

Also, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the National Tidy Cat Littler commercial that I shot along with the print ad!

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Commercial Callback at Shane Casting

Today I had a commercial callback a Hallmark Commercial at Shane Casting.  What a treat.  This is my first time auditioning for this office and I was called back as well.

The callback was running behind schedule, but I was happy to be there.  I chatted with the other actors in the room.  I noticed there were not a lot of blondes in the room.  I’m guessing they are looking for brunettes, but I was lucky to get the callback as well.

Finally, it was my turn to audition.  I greeted director and the client. The callback was quick.  I hope I’m what they are looking for.

When I was leaving I looked at the time and realized that I had been in the casting office for an hour.  And I had only put in enough coins in the meter for 35 minutes.  It hadn’t even crossed my mind that until that minute.  I walked out of the casting office and spotted my car across the street.  Sure enough, I saw the ticket on my windshield.  When I got to my car I saw it had been issued about 1 minute after my meter was due to expire.  Looks like they were waiting for it.  And the ticket is for $55…ouch.

Ah, the life of an actress….

But what’s important is that I got the callback. Thanks to Shane Casting for both the audition and callback!

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Jennifer in a New National Commercial

Check out the new “Love of Reading” Commercial for Nookcolor by Barnes and Noble:

 

A certain blonde in a pink shirt should look very familiar ;  )

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Commercial Audition at Shane Casting

Today I had a commercial audition for Shane Casting.  This is my first time auditioning for this office.  I am always excited to audition for a new casting director!

Today’s spot was for Hallmark.   I arrived at the casting facility at 660 Santa Monica for my 1 1:00 AM audition 10 minutes early.  I signed in and didn’t have to wait long for my turn to audition.

I met the Casting Associate, Ian, who gave the instructions for the audition. I remembered him from an audition had earlier this year.  He is very nice.

Thanks to Shane Casting for calling me in to audition for the first time!

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National Commercial Shoot

Today I shot a National Commercial.  What a neat experience!  It was a cold and rainy in Los Angeles, CA and lucky for me the shoot was in the Valley and I didn’t have a long drive.

I arrived early to fill out my paperwork, and had a little downtime before hair and make up.  So I was able to chat it up with the other 2 actors who had been cast in the commercial.

Then off to hair and make up.  I was given a really natural look with light make up.

Once on set, the fun began.

The commercial is due to air sometime in the next few weeks.  Once it does, I will post photos from the shoot.

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National Commercial Booking for Jennifer!

Super exciting news!   I BOOKED A NATIONAL COMMERCIAL!   This commercial is for a new product, so I signed a confidentiality agreement saying I cannot talk about the product or parent company until the commercial begins to air. It shoots later this week.

This is my fourth commercial booking and third national commercial.  I feel very blessed.  Special thanks my agent Randi at CU for submitting me!

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Commercial CALLBACK at Broadcast

Today I had a commercial callback for Dan Cowan at Broad Cast.   The callback was for GMC.

My callback was originally schedule for 4 PM.  I had a busy day at work today and just happened to check my personal messages around 2:40 PM and found out my callback had been moved to 3:15 PM!   Luckily I had finished my appointments for the day and was able to leave work right away.  Ah, the life of an actress.

Traffic was light and I made it to the casting office on Beverly just in time!  What a relief.  There were a couple of ladies in the waiting room when I arrived, but I was the only pregnant woman in that time slot.

The callback was slightly different from the original audition.  I’ve got to say, I still love this commercial spot, so clever.  And I got a laugh from the client at the end, which is always nice.

Special thanks to Dan Cowan for the callback today!

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Commercial CALLBACK at Cathi Carlton Casting

Today I had commercial callback at Cathi Carlton Casting  for a Chevrolet commercial!  I was so excited to get the call from my agent Richie.  I just felt “so/so” after my audition and this is a great commercial spot.  I felt much better about my performance in the callback than the original audition.  So now I’ll just keep my fingers crossed : )

Special Thanks to Cathi Carlton for the callback!

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Commercial CALLBACK for Lisa Pantone Casting

Today I had a commercial callback for a pregnant woman at for Lisa Pantone Casting.  The callback was at a different location that the original audition.  The callback was at 525 Broadway Casting in Santa Monica.

Today was another misty and cool day in Los Angeles and traffic on the 101 and 405 freeways were horrible.  I’m so glad I gave myself an hour to get to Santa Monica.  I was actually a little nervous I might be late.  But it finally cleared up half way down the 405 and I made it to Santa Monica with 10 minutes to spare.  I was relieved to find a parking spot right in front of the casting facility.

Again there were many cute pregnant actresses in casting office.  I do not envy decision that casting has to make.   But I felt great about my audition.

Special thanks to Lisa Pantone for the callback!

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Three Auditions, Three Callbacks!!

I am very excited to say I had three great commercial auditions in the past week and have learned that I have 3 callbacks!!  What a blessing after a quiet couple of months without a lot of auditions.  Wish me luck!  Oh, and check back to see how they went.

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Commercial Audition for Cathi Carlton Casting

Today my commercial agent, Richie, notified me of a same day commercial audition for Cathi Carlton Casting.  The audition was held at 2701 Ocean Park Casting Facility in Santa Monica.  Not only was it a same day audition, I needed to be in Santa Monica in an hour and a half and I was in Woodland Hills.  Luckily I had my hair and make up done from an audition earlier, but I didn’t have time to choose my wardrobe, I had to go with what I was wearing, which was jeans and a blue tank.  I was near a Kohls so I made a quick run to the store and picked up a dark gray cardigan for a more “mom” look.

The audition was for a young mom for a Chevrolet commercial.  There was a long wait in the casting office. I looked around the room and saw that I was the only pregnant actress auditioning.  That could be a good thing or a bad thing.

I auditioned with a shy 5-year-old for this commercial.  I had to crouch down to her level, which was tough with my big 7 1/2 month pregnant belly.  So I felt a little off on my lines.  But I’m still grateful for the opportunity.

Special Thanks to Cathi Carlton for the audition!

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Commercial Audition at Lisa Pantone Casting

Today I had a commercial audition for Lisa Pantone at The Casting Lounge on South LaBrea.  The audition was for a pregnant woman in a commercial spot.

There are just so many cute pregnant actresses in LA right now.   I gabbed with two other girls about our pregnancies while we were waiting for our turn to audition.

I am always happy to audition for Lisa Pantone.  She is a lot of fun.  Lisa is right there in the room for the audition and gives direction on what the client is looking for.

Special thanks to Lisa Pantone for the audition!

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Commercial Audition at Broadcast

Today I had a commercial audition for Dan Cowan at Broad Cast.  Dan is a great commercial casting director and  I am happy to get a call from his office any time.  The audition was for GMC and the attire was upscale casual.

I walked into the casting office and was greeted by Hunter, a casting associate that I have seen many times before at Broadcast. Now I haven’t seen Hunter since I started showing, and when I walked in he exclaimed “What happened to you?”  Pretty funny actually.

The audition was a non-dialogue spot and I auditioned with a guy who played my spouse.  I’ve got to say, I love this spot.  Very clever.

Special thanks to Dan Cowan for the audition today!

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Commercial Audition for TLC/Booth

Today I had a commercial audition for Loree Booth Casting.  This is my first time auditioning for this office.  I am always excited to audition for a new casting director!

Today’s spot was for a Lenscrafters.   I arrived at the casting facility at 6521 Homewood Ave for my 1:20 PM audition about 10 minutes early.  I signed in and waited for my turn to audition.

The spot was calling for a blonde woman in nice attire, but not neccesarily a pregnant woman.  I met the casting director and the first thing he said was “wow, you are with child”.  Hopefully I will still be in the running for this spot.

The audition was quick.  A non dialogue spot.  But I felt good about it.

Special thanks to Loree Booth for calling me in to audition for the first time!

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Another Print Audition at Armstrong Casting

Today I had a Print Audition at Armstrong Casting in Hollywood.  The audition was for Tempur-Pedic, looking  for pregnant women wearing shorts and a tank.  Today was cool and rainy in Los Angeles, so I waited to change into my audition clothes until I arrived at the Casting Office.  I wore a rosy pink tank and white shorts for the audition.

I have been invited to audition for several print castings at Armstrong Casting in the last year and I’ve always enjoy the experience.  First the photographer takes a couple photos, then they flip on a video camera and ask a couple questions so they can get a better sense of who you are.

Special thanks to Casting Director Yvonne Armstrong for the audition.

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Print Audition at Armstrong Casting

Today I had a Print Audition at Armstrong Casting in Hollywood.  The product was Microsoft and the call was for pregnant women dressed in green.  I looked through my closet and I did not have anything green to wear for the audition.  But I do have a greenish, teal dress so I decided to wear that to the audition.

There were so many cute pregnant girls in the waiting room.  What a tough decision for casting!

I have been invited to audition for several print castings at Armstrong Casting in the last year and I’ve always enjoy the experience.  First the photographer takes a couple photos, then they flip on a video camera and ask a couple questions so they can get a better sense of who you are.

Special thanks to Casting Director Yvonne Armstrong for the audition.

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News

 

It is time that I share some exciting news.  I am expecting my first child with my husband of 3 years.  Here I am 6 1/2 months pregnant with our future starlet.  Things have been slow in the acting world since I started showing, but I am excited to see what is to come.  I am hoping to start working in Maternity Modeling in my last couple months.  We will be welcoming our baby girl in December.

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Callback at Sanford Casting

Today I had a commercial callback for Kay Jewelers at Michael Sanford Casting.  A rule of thumb is to always wear the same outfit to the callback that you wore to the original audition.  I would have preferred to put on a nicer outfit, but I decided to stick with the jeans and cardigan I wore originally when I went to the audition  straight from work.

My callback was at 11 am.  It was going to be tight, I had a 2PM flight out of LAX.  So I arrived at the callback 20 minutes early and signed in.

I found out quickly that they were behind schedule…45 minutes behind.  So all I could do is wait.  I didn’t want to get myself all worked up about the time crunch because that would throw off my callback.  And I was thrilled to be there.  Any chance to book a commercial I am grateful for  So I chatted with a couple of girls in the waiting room  And a nice girl even let me go ahead of her.

The callback went great.  Michael welcomed me into the room where I met the director.  The clients were there as well.  Commercial callbacks are interesting.  As usual, the clients were all typing away on their computers when I walked in.  The director directs and they watch on the monitor.

I director seemed to like me.  He was very complimentary.  I was even asked to use a couple different pieces of jewelry.

When I left the callback I didn’t have a lot of time to get to the airport.  Instead of parking at the flyaway I drove straight to LAX.  By the Grace of God I made it to the airport an hour before my plane took off.   And I made my flight!

What a day!

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Audition at Sanford Casting

Today my commercial agent, Richie, notified me of a same day commercial audition for Kay Jewelers.  Not only was it a same day audition, I needed to be in Hollywood in 45 minutes!  I was at work at  AIA Studios and I didn’t have time to change or style my hair, so I just jumped in my car.  I was wearing jeans and a gray cardigan.

The audition was for Michael Sanford Casting. I first met Michael about almost 3 years ago at a workshop and this is the second time he has invited me to audition!  Very cool. The audition was held at The Casting Underground in Hollywood.

I’ve always wanted to audition for Kay Jewelers.  I was paired with a guy who played my husband and I thought we had great chemistry together.

The only problem, the callback is on the 17th and I have 7am flight booked to Cleveland to visit family.  If they call me for a callback, I’ll have to try to change my flight.  I will be back in LA for the shoot.

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Casting Workshop with Arlie Day

Tonight I attended a Casting Workshop with Casting Associate Arlie Day at AIA Actors Studio. Arlie works on “Brothers and Sisters” at Bacharach/O’Neil Casting.

Arlie passed out sides from “Brothers and Sisters” and she gave me a really great scene  for a reading exercise. I played a great guest star character who was just a little vindictive and definitely knew how to get her own way.  Lots of fun.

I had a good scene and I felt good about the workshop!  Thanks to Arlie Day for teaching.

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Tidy Cat Litter Commercial

Exciting news!  My Tidy Cat Litter Commercial has been renewed for another 13 weeks!  Look for me sitting on a big yellow chair with two cats.

And keep your eyes peeled for my Tidy Cat Litter Print Ad in this month’s People Magazine!

 

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Last Day of Filming “Wedding Day”

On Sunday we finished shooting “Wedding Day”, an indie feature film.  “Wedding Day” is a multi-character and storyline feature in the vein of “Valentine’s Day” that centers around 2 couples getting married and the catering company hired for both weddings.

I play Brooke Mason, a bride-to-be from an affluent family.   We shot the scene between Brooke and her Therapist (Tom Tangen).

Here are a couple of photos from the shoot:

Actress Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Tom Tangen (Therapist) in between takes

Jennifer Keller with director Andre Gordon and fellow producers Natalie Howe and Stephanie Drapeau

Part of the cast and the entire crew of "Wedding Day" on the last day of filming

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“Wedding Day” Reshoot

Today was re-shot the opening scene in “Wedding Day”.  In this scene the audience is introduced to Brooke and Cody (played by Brandon Molale) the morning of their wedding.   We also shot a scene where Brooke is on the phone with the catering company.

Here I am on set with Brandon Molale:

Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Brandon Molale (Cody) shooting the opening scene in the feature film, "Wedding Day"

To learn more about he project and the cast visit IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1562918/

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Third Day of Filming for “Wedding Day”

On Friday I completed Day Three of filming the independent feature film “Wedding Day”.  “Wedding Day” is a multi-character and storyline feature in the vein of “Valentine’s Day” that centers around 2 couples getting married and the catering company hired for both weddings.

I play Brooke Mason, a bride-to-be from an affluent family.   Today we shot Brooke and Cody’s (played by Brandon Molale) wedding ceremony at Oneonta Congregational Church in South Pasadena, CA.  We also shot a scene between Brooke and the Mason family, which takes place right before the wedding ceremony is scheduled to start.

Here are a couple of photos from the shoot today:

Jennifer Keller, as Brooke, and the wedding party

Jennifer Keller, as Brooke, and the wedding party

Jennifer Keller, as Brooke, and her bridesmaids in the feature film, "Wedding Day"

Jennifer Keller, as Brooke Mason in "Wedding Day", and the Mason Family

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Second Day of Filming for “Wedding Day”

Today I completed Day Two of filming the indie feature film “Wedding Day”.    I play one of two brides getting married in the film.  In this scene my character,  Brooke Mason, is leaning on her college sorority sister, Beverly (played by Natalie Howe) to coordinate her wedding.  Brooke has stopped by the  reception location to speak with Beverly.

Here I am on set with my co-star:

Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Natalie Howe (Beverly) after shooting their scene in "Wedding Day

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“Wedding Day” Changes

There have been some cast changes in “Wedding Day”.  I have learned that Daniel Long, who plays my fiance Cody, has stepped away from the project.  The new Cody is  Brandon Molale, known for his roles in” Dodgeball” and “Mr. Deeds”.  I will be meeting Brandon Molale on Friday for our Wedding scenes.

To learn more about he project and the cast visit IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1562918/

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First Day of Filming for “Wedding Day”

Yesterday I completed Day One of filming the feature film “Wedding Day”.  “Wedding Day” is a multi-character and storyline feature in the vein of “Crash” that centers around 2 couples getting married and the catering company hired for both weddings.

I play Brooke Mason, a bride-to-be from an affluent family.  Today we shot the opening scene where the audience is introduced to Brooke and Cody (played by Daniel Long)the morning of their wedding.

Here I am on set with my co-star:

Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Daniel Long (Cody) shooting the opening scene in the feature film, “Wedding Day”

Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Daniel Long (Cody) in between shots

To learn more about he project and the cast visit IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1562918/

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Wedding Day Filming

Filming for “Wedding Day” the feature film is gearing up to start on July 8th.  Day One of filming starts with the scenes between my character Brooke and her fiance Cody.  Today I coached with Christinna Chauncey.  I have been studying with Christinna for over a year and I really respect her.  I felt great about the work that we did today and I look forward to the big shoot on Thursday.

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Find Jennifer on Twitter

If you are a Twitter Fan, look me up:  http://twitter.com/JenniferKeller1 .  I tweet about everything from auditions to whatever life throws my way.

~  Jennifer

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Monkey Butler Improv

I’ve taken some time off from improv class, but Thursday night I was back in Level 2 class at Monkey Butler, which focuses on the Long Form Improv.

And tonight we worked on a Long Form with organic openings.  Organic openings start off with an emotion suggestion (ie Joy, Fear, etc) and the 6 actors play off each other as the emotion becomes action and evolves.  Afterwards we break into groups of 2 and each group works on an improv scene inspired by our Organic Opening.  Very cool.    I stepped forward an worked on a scene with a guy named Calder.  And I thought our scene was fun!

I also worked on a 2 person scene all about being a doctor, that went particularly well. One of my favorite scenes to date.

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Location Scouting for “Wedding Day”

Today I went location scouting with the team of “Wedding Day”, a SAG indie feature with celebrity cast members and distribution already in place.  Specifically, we scouted locations at Oneonta Congregational Church.  We are scouting the church and other buildings on campus for the wedding scene with my character Brooke and fiance Cody, as well as the majority of scenes for our celebrity actor.

I knew Oneonta would be a perfect location, so I was excited to give a tour of the church to the Wedding Day team.  And sure enough, they loved it as well.  Check out our facebook page for photos:

http://tinyurl.com/Wedding-DayFilm

Our shoot date has been bumped back several months, but we are gearing up to film in July.  Keep checking back for details.

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On Camera Class with Christinna Chauncey

Tuesday I received a new scene from an untitled film.  My character Leanne is a Charlotte York type character from “Sex and the City”.  This a short scene about a woman who is desperate to have a baby.

Next week I return to class for the “call back” with the same scene, dressed appropriately for the character.

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Jennifer in Lynnina Swim Wear

In May I was cast as a print model for the Lynnina Swimwear line.

And now the  Lynnina Swimwear website is up and you can catch a glimpse of me on the homepage.  Check out the new website to see for yourself: http://www.lynnina.com/

 

 

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Commercial Callback at Ross Lacy Casting

Today I had a commercial callback for Olive Garden at Ross Lacy Casting.  I was really excited to get the call, this is a great spot.

I arrived at 200 S. La Brea about 15 minutes early, and was am I glad that I did.  There was construction all around the casting facility and it took me extra time to find a parking space.  Luckily I found metered parking down the street and still walked in 5 minutes early.

There were a number of people called back for this commercial.  We were paired in groups for the audition and  I thought our group had good chemistry.

Thanks you to Ross Lacy for the callback!

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Callback for “The Warm Up Guy”

Today I had a callback for ”The Warm Up Guy”, a indie film being cast by Big House Casting.

I was called back for the role of Carol, a sweet, pregnant wife.  The only lovable character in a dysfunctional family.  I read with the actor who would be playing the role of my husband.  In the audition we were asked to improvise. I thought it went well.  I left the callback feeling really happy with my performance.

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Look for Jennifer’s Tidy Cat Litter Ad in People Magazine

I started getting calls and e-mails a couple days ago that I have been spotted in People Magazine!  Look for me in a Tidy Cat Litter Advertisement on page 132.  The Tidy Cat Litter Ad has also been spotted in the June issues of Martha Stewart and Better Homes and Gardens.

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Two Print Auditions on Friday

KSR Models sent me to a Print Campaign Casting at Armstrong Casting in Hollywood.  The wardrobe was upscale casual and I wore black pants with a fitted denim 1 button jacket.

I was invited to audition for several print castings at Armstrong Casting last year and I’ve always enjoy the experience.  First the photographer takes a couple of photos, then they flip on a video camera and ask a couple of questions so they can get a better sense of who you are.

As I left Armstrong Casting I received another call from KSR.  They had a straight to callback print audition for me at Crash Casting and they were looking for real couples, so they asked if my husband would go as well.  Oh, and we had to be in Santa Monica by 3:30 PM.  The time was 2:30PM.

So, I called my husband to see if he was interested. He is not an actor, but after many of engagement and wedding photo shoots, he said he would try it out.  So I swung by our apartment and picked him up and we braved the afternoon traffic down the 405 to Santa Monica.  We made it just in time, found the studio at 525 Broadway.  After we arrived, we took a couple of photos together, spoke to the director and client, and then were released.

Special thanks to my print agents at KSR and Casting Directors at Armstrong Casting and Crash Casting.

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Ball State University Graduate Showcase and Alumni Event

Every May Ball State University hosts an Los Angeles Showcase and Alumni Event.  This year’s showcase was held at The Falcon Theater in Burbank, CA.  Eight graduates showcased their talent following with a reception at the theater.  It was great to see many BSU alums and my favorite prof, Dr. Michael O’Hara.  I even had a chance to meet the great Garry Marshall himself.  He owns the Falcon Theater and stopped by the event.  I admire his work and dream of working with him some day.

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Three Auditions on Thursday

Wow!  What a day.  Today I had three auditions.  Lucky me!

First  I had a commercial audition at Ross Lacy Casting.  Today’s product was Olive Garden.  The attire: casual with a white button down shirt.  I arrived at 200 S. La Brea and signed in for my audition.  I read the sides and really liked the character.  Good audition!

Next I drove over to CAZT to audition for a webisode called “Insatiable”, which was described as “Twilight meets Twin Peaks”.  I auditioned for the role of Abby, a superficial, small town real estate agent with an agenda.

Lastly I had an audition at Big House Casting in Studio City for an indie film.  I auditioned for the role of Carol, a sweet, pregnant wife.  The only lovable character in a dysfunctional family.

Thanks to each Casting Director for the audition.

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Sleep Lab

Tuesday I filmed “Sleep Lab”, a new pilot presentation.  A pilot presentation is a proposed TV show that will be optioned to Networks upon completion.  The pilot presentation gives a general idea of the look and feel of the proposed show.

“Sleep Lab” centers around the doctors, employees and patients at a California Sleep Clinic.  I play Kim, a “goodie two shoes” who is an excellent sales person and always gets the full amount due from the insurance company.  The location: a property in Llano, CA, which is almost 2 hours outside of Los Angeles.  The scene: the three insurance collectors are collecting the premiums due from the insurance companies.

Here I am on set:

Jennifer Keller and the other Insurance Collectors in a new Pilot Presenation "Sleep Lab"

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