This week: Actor Email Addresses Used in Addressing Entertainment Professionals
The pre-pubescent use of sexually suggestive, “personality expressive”, childish monikers misused and abused in e-mail addresses utilized for business correspondence has got to stop. Now. If you’ve read my book you know that I stress “this industry is all about image, image, image…” That’s not a mirror mantra for the narcissistic. It’s a reality of the entertainment industry.
Often as I go through the actor mail (hard copy and digital) I groan or sigh heavily in disbelief as I come across actors seeking professional work from a casting person or representation by an agent while utilizing e-mail addresses that are in no way professional.
Below is just a small sampling from the saturation of sophomoric e-mail addresses that I’ve found on actor resumes or spammed to my in-box. In order to spare these fools of flippant font further shame and protect the sillies from spam; the servers (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc) have been removed.
dirtyprettyone2000 (The video prequel to nastynaughtyone2001?)
chinkychinese (Does this person have a severe case of self-loathing or are they utilizing the addy as a dating advert to rice queens?)
foolishactor (Yes. Your e-mail address proves the message.)
instantactor (Just add bottled water!)
danceweasel (Shirtless, twitching twinks-with-drinks in hand comes to mind.)
puzled.one (If you can’t spell “puzzled”; yes… indeed, you are “puzled”.)
Grahammy_poo (Let’s not even envision to where this double entendre could lead.)
Really? Are these people kidding or are they just insane, myopic morons? This is a business folks. A profession. If the e-mail address in use for your professional correspondence resembles a fifth grader’s ha-ha quotient (i.e. fart jokes and school yard nicknames) then I and others who hire will not take you seriously. Seriously.
For any professional, electronic correspondence an actor’s e-mail address should include the performer’s name or part of it. Such as:
“IngénueForLife”, “MyManMax” or “IamBig” would not be appropriate, professional, e-mail address monikers for Ms. Desmond. (And if you’re wondering who Norma Desmond is… please hand in your acting and/or gay card. Now.)
Keep the silly and inane e-mail addys for friends and family who may be more forgiving than a business contact. Leverage your electronic loony-ness with them. Put a professional, digital image to your e-mail address when addressing professionals. Got it danceweasel? Good.
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