Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Sweetest Rejection...

In my last post I told you about the best audition of my life. In this post, I'm sharing the best rejection letter I've ever received (same project):

Hello Nicole. I just wanted to send you an email to let you know how much we appreciated [your auditioning]. We had narrowed it down to you and two other people and truly, you all would have been perfect. You really were one of the most talented people that we auditioned and you wouldn't even believe how many people submitted for this project. The thing is I really would like to work with you. I really have appreciated the things you did to set yourself apart from the other women (the cutting out of the coupons, the 100% perfect read, your comment about the script and your follow-up email). With this particular project, it came down to logistics on Barbara and while we have chosen someone else for "Barbara" I know that you would be someone I want to bring in for a different role. We have a project (a feature) in the near future that I would love to cast you in. I considered writing a part for you on this short, but you deserve a juicy part. I hated the thought of having to send this email to you, but I hope that you know I am being sincere when I say that I really would like to work with you at some point in the near future. Please keep my email address and lets stay in touch so that you'll know when our next project goes into pre-production. Again, we really appreciated you coming in to audition and hopefully we will have an opportunity to work with you in the future on a different project.

Obviously I wanted the role, but this truly was the next best thing I could have received.

--Nicole

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