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Actress Jolene Kim
Actress Jolene Kim will speak with Coffee Chatter via Zoom on October 17, 2020, Time 11:00 am. Kim is a successful working Hollywood actress and will share her experiences on how to survive as a working actress juggling auditions, securing roles, and working with your agent. Past credits: NCIS:LA, Money Plane, The Fosters, Grey's Anatomy, 24, Glitch Tech, The Way We Weren't, and more. Kim has performed on stage at the Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, The Boston Court Theatre and more.
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Topic: COFFEE CHATTER PRESENTS ACTRESS JOLENE KIM
Time: Oct 17, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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I was lucky enough to be on set this month, and one of the requirements was to take a COVID-19 test. This may be scary to some, but I am here to tell you that the test is easy and painless.
I’m sure that some of you remember stories during the early days of COVID-19 about how the test involves pushing a cotton swab way up your nose and then waiting for days on pins and needles for the results. I’m happy to say that the testing procedure has evolved enormously, and those days are gone.
In my case, I went to the testing center at Dodger Stadium and signed up online through LA Curative. The only problem was that the electronic registration didn’t want to accept my address for some reason. However, after a few minutes, I was able to register, and there were plenty of slots available. Indeed, it was easy to get a next-day test, and if I really needed it, I could have gotten a same-day test.
Once signed up, I was instructed to print out my appointment letter and bring it with me. I was given a time window in which to show up. When I arrived, there were many cars, but there were also many lines, and we moved fairly quickly. At the registration booth, I gave them my registration number, and they gave me the test kit. From there, I drove to the testing area, where I opened the kit and performed the test myself. First, I had to cough three to five times, then I whipped my mouth with a cotton-swab and put the swab in a test tube with the solution that was provided. After that, I sealed the test tube, put it in the biohazard storage bag provided, and put the bag in the designated test receptacle. There was absolutely no physical discomfort.
LA Curative website said that the results would come in three to five days. The staff at Dodger Stadium said the results would come in two to three days. I got my results within 24 hours. I emailed the results to the production company, and I was cleared to work. The process was amazingly easy. So if you are lucky enough to get hired for a production, don’t let the COVID-19 testing requirement discourage you.
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Actress Jackie Marriott
Hi Coffee Chatter family,
Well say hello to October !! We had a wonderful time at Pit Fire in North Hollywood this past weekend. I was so happy to see the top half of your faces! :) and to hear about all of your successes and projects. We are all in learning and discovery mode in light of the changes that COVID-19 have forced us to face. It's time to take advantage of anything that will help with bookings, creative projects, establishing relationships and getting some help with cost associated with our careers.
Below are some links that I think you will find helpful. A link for grants for gig workers and LLC's in Los Angeles county opens up on October 5th! Go get that money...you deserve it and below are links for membership for film independent that producer/actress, Lydia Cole, mentioned as being a great way to network with up and coming filmmakers. Best of luck to you all !!
Film Independent membership:
Coffee Chatter Writer's Chairwoman
That's A Wrap!
See you in November!
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