Tests, quotes, and negotiations....Sounds like a really terribly boring history class but its actually what i experienced this past month with MY FIRST PILOT TEST DEAL!!!!!
I had the humbling experience of being invited to LA to test for a Series Regular role in Marc Cherry's (Desperate Housewives) new CW pilot, CHEERLEADER DEATH SQUAD. First I went to the CBS Studio Test and then advanced to the last round which was the network test with the CW.
That's me as Fatima, the kind and lovely ambassador's daughter who is the lonely outsider at her very hoity-toity school. I didn't get the role but I learned an IMMENSE amount about myself, the business, and I can't wait to see what comes next. Getting down to the last 2 actors up for a part is a win in my book.
As my manager put it...a test deal is about 5 years of experience thrown into 2 days.