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The Practice
Episode #8P02:
The Chosen
[Day-Player contract role]

Thursday, July 24, 2003
Appointment
While at my temp day-job, I got paged by my always-pleasant agent informing me about an audition for the ABC TV series The Practice. I did not inquire as to how this was, considering my agent is my commercial agent...
I was auditioning for a rather-featured juror with a "noticeable comb-over." It was to be held Friday July 25th at the Manhattan Beach studios, within walking distance to the very Fry's store at which (about a week before), a desperately-needed new computer had been purchased.
To my surprise, this was a "producers call" audition, meaning not some casting director, but right-off meeting with the producers, director, etc. Normally, I thought at the time, the producers-call audition is a second or third step, and (as technically my agent is "only" my commercial agent), I had no idea as to how I was picked or submitted to audition, but again, I was not about to quibble.

Friday, July 25, 2003
Audition / Interview
I was given the name of the studio, but not the address right off: I located the address online and via email she confirmed that was the place. Friday morning she paged me with which building and location I was to go at the studio. While I had already laid out how to get their via the MTA, a friend offered to pick me up at work and drive me straight there. My temp day-job is pleasantly flexible and those with whom I worked were aware I had the audition that day and had to leave early. Thanks to the ride, I was able to work to 1pm, instead of leaving by noon as I would have using the MTA.
My calltime was 3:45pm, so characteristically we got to the area at about 2:00pm. We did some quick shopping and a quick lunch and I arrived and signed in around 2:40pm or so while my friend passed the time at the nearby Barnes & Noble.
As I anticipated, there were others there as well, and I waited patiently for my turn to be called. As I was to be a juror, I wore my grey suit.
To my surprise, also auditioning was actor David Wells, with whom I worked on Inherit the Wind (in which he played the Mayor and I played his aide). We exchanged a few pleasantries, our recalling working with screen titans Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott. Thankfully David and I were not auditioning for the same role here.
At about 3:55 I was brought in to a small conference room amid heartily-exchanged greetings, and I was introduced to the episode's director and producer, although I later realized, somehow introduced at the time only by their titles (no names were given), but they were all very pleasant and professional. They politely apologized for keeping me waiting, but I politely pointed out that as I make it a habit to be 30-60 minutes early for calltimes and auditions "anyway," waiting is never a problem.
I sat down and I think at first they were under the impression I already knew in advance more about the scene than I had actually been made aware. All I had been told was that I was a juror with an obvious comb-over (I was already also aware that the scene was to have Sharon Stone as well, which I chose not to point out). I had spent the morning and day coercing my hair to go sideways (as I normally comb it straight back). I was surprised it was cooperative as it was. I'd been concerned I might have to gel it in some way.
They told me that the attorney character who was speaking to us "knew personal things" about each juror, making each of us uncomfortable. I was aware I'd have no lines: I was to react, and I reacted as best I could to what was read aloud, although the woman reading the sides first inadvertantly read the wrong page, to the amusement of the others (hey, it was Friday, after all...). She quickly found her place and read the bit, the line ending with, "This is fraud."
At this point she held out her fist to me, palm up, thumb over her fingers, the mimed act resembling her holding out to show me a photo or a document.
I looked "shockingly" surprised at "what(ever) was being shown" to me.
Apparently realizing my ignorance, I was then informed by the producer that [the attorney character] would be (grabbing and) holding up my combed-over hair. Only then did I realize that (the verbal implication that [a] comb-over was fraud[ulent], as in false advertising), that was what the mimed held-out fist was supposed to represent.
So when she read again the scripted bit, my reaction was more "reactionary" and comical, and a "surprised" big laugh was elicited from the director and producer.
They thanked me (and of course I thanked them), and I was done. Outside the room, the assistant told me she didn't know when the shoot date would be, but most likely sometime the next week (if I were chosen).

Saturday, July 26, 2003
Booked
Around 5pm or so, my agent paged me to notify me they wanted to book me for The Practice, though they don't yet have a specific filming date for it. She indicated making the deal, so it officially was my first actual principal Day Player contract role.

Monday, July 28, 2003
Confirmation
My agent clarified that this was to be a Featured Day Player contract role (albeit uncredited), and that the scheduled shoot date is Thusday July 31st. She made sure she had my current mailing information (she had both my actual mailing information as well as my former Van Nuys domicile location, at which I'd not been domiciled since March 2002).
Literally an hour after my agent confirmed I was booked, the Men's Wardrobe Supervisor Shelly Levine called for my sizes, which I provided (after having hastily called a costumer friend, who at the time had the entire listing of my sizes). Shelly indicated that I'd be wearing something less formal (i.e., not a suit), which they'd have on hand that day.
As the shoot is at the same studio down in Manhattan Beach, a friend had me stay over at her place Wednesday night and she'd zip me down there in the morning and drop me off. I would be able to bus back, or see if someone would be willing enough to drive me home or at least close(r) thereto.
At 5:30pm'ish, I got paged by 2nd A.D. Michelle Parvin, leaving me a pleasant message reminding me of my shoot date, and that I should call mostly if I had any questions (good thing too, considering I was not near a payphone at that moment as at the time I did not yet have a cell phone), and that she would call me Wednesday with my call time.
Then around 9pm I got paged by Lisa from the production office; apparently they'd had a courier hand-deliver a script "so [I'd] have it," but when the courier arrived and it was discovered my mailing location is my rental box, the courier didn't leave it. I pointed out to her that I would be going to my box tomorrow to get my day-job paycheck, so she told me it will be re-delivered tomorrow so I can pick it up then.

Tuesday, July 29, 2003
Package
I called my rental box place to inform them of the hand-delivery and was told they'd already dropped it off and that it was waiting for me in my rental box. I went through straight from my day-job and found the thick package containing the entire episode's script, the both sets of script revisions, memo, shooting schedule and shooting breakdown for the episode.
The episode is #8P02 and titled The Chosen, and it is "interlocked" with season premier episode #8P01 (not exactly a two-parter, but an ongoing storyline from the season premier). I was told The Chosen would be the second episode of the 2003 The Practice season.
I changed my outgoing voice-mail/pager message to reflect my availability status. Generally it would state the caller is to leave their full name, full telephone number w/area code (even if they think I have it) and then to leave a detailed message. Not surprisingly, 99% of callers state their name, a long message, then the number. D'oh! This means if they race through the number at the end of the message and I can't write it down fast enough, I have to play back the entire long message to get back to the number...
When I'd get booked on a shoot, I'd retain that request, but I'd add the date of the gig, indicating unavailability as well as a probable delay in returning their call, as I could be on set and I'm not about to say, "Oh wait, my pager's going off: gotta go make a call." When I am on set, I would switch my pager off, I don't even set it to vibrate. If I could manage it during a break, I sometimes would check for messages.

Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Calltime/s
Michelle called to give me my 10:30am calltime, adding she was quite pleased with my outgoing message (reflecting not merely the fact I was working The Practice, but indicating most likely return calls that date could be difficult [as I'd be on set], and that callers would have to be patient and/or not to expect a return call right away). "You're my hero," she added cheerfully.
I called back to confirm, and we also confirmed she'd call if there was a calltime change.
Sure enough, around 10pm'ish or so I got a page that my calltime was moved to noon. So much for overtime, I figured. At least it also meant my friend and I did not have to race out of the place in the morning.

Thursday, July 31, 2003
The Shoot
My friend dropped me off for my noon call about 10:50am. The security guard had a little trouble finding my name on the list at first. She remembered me from Friday, and she knew she'd seen my name, but merely overlooked that I was on the Main Call Sheet (not the background list). No problem: I received a yellow visitor pass to wear while on the set and studio lot. She directed me into stage 22 where was craft services while Michelle was notified I had arrived.
Inside I saw Camryn Manheim walk purposefully past me. Clearly she has lost some weight, and is even more pretty in person (gods but she has fabulous hair...). She passed by a few times in and out of the soundstage. Being a professional, characteristically I did not disturb her, as even being between takes or scenes, she was working. (Had she been relaxing at the craft services table, I might have politely said hello and possibly even introduced myself.)
Jill Basey, who I'd met at the Friday interview, had also been booked, as "Juror Margaret." Like myself, she prefers to be early to auditions and to shoots. Matt (Buckler?) found the two of us at the food table and mentioned in passing he noticed we were both early. Jill concured with my concept that for shoots and auditions, it's better to be an hour early than a minute late. Matt showed us each to our Personal Trailers... On the door to mine was a magic-markered white-tape label reading Juror "Comb-Over".
Another reason I prefer to show up early: there is always paperwork.
I glanced over the Day Player Contract and realized that with my Day Player private-sector compensation for labour, I would receive residual compensation for labour each (and every) time the episode re-airs!
I filled out the paperwork correctly and accurately (making sure that the inappropriately-used I9 form correctly reflects that I am a citizen of the United States of America, thereby not to be confused with a 14th-Amendment defined second-class "citizen of the United States",) and I submitted to Matt the paperwork (at which time, at my request, Matt took a photo of me at the trailer door). I realized that on the contract it recommends the performer retain a copy for records. At the end of the day I asked Matt about that, and I was assured it'd be sent along after the producer signs it, etc.
In my trailer, I read a book I'd brought while waiting to be needed. Occasionally I went to the soundstage for soda and food. I obtained from the front desk the call sheet, at one point turning and finding myself face to face with Michael Badalucco. We politely and pleasantly said hi to each other as he got onto the summoned elevator.
Matt took me over to hair and make-up where they had fun doing up my hair as a comical comb-over. Before I went in, a pretty blonde woman came up and we introduced ourselves: she was Michelle Parvin. "We spoke on the phone!" she and I blurted out simultanously. Amused, she informed me (that after hair and make up an'all), I could relax for a while.
Back at the soundstage I came across men's wardrobe supervisor Shelley Levine who told me my wardrobe would be in my trailer before I was needed on set. Sometime later, sure enough, back at my trailer was my wardrobe: tan/beige shirt, pants, brown belt, even specific brown socks. The outfit had a somewhat 1970s'ish look to it, which (my being a "child of the 70s" anyway, as it were) was perfect. This clearly could have been my character's best outfit to wear to court.
Some time later, back inside the soundstage, Michelle spotted me and told me our scene would be starting in about five or ten minutes. She escorted me through the facade courtroom corridors to the courtroom set as (presumably) Matt went to fetch the others from their trailers. In the courtroom set, I sat on a spectator bench to stay out of the way of the crew, and the gentleman next to me pleasantly introduced himself: "Hi, I'm Jonathan Shapiro," he said, shaking my hand. After indicating how cool it was to work on one of my favourite shows and how efficient seemed the crew, I asked Jonathan what was his function on the show.
"I'm a producer," he told me, indicating he'd been in the room Friday.
I sheepishly pointed out there had been several people, and how no one's name had actually been stated.
"Yeah," he realized. "I'm not sure why it works out that way."
Jonathan told me the episode is the second of the season, and is scheduled to air most likely the first Monday of October (I guess the Supreme Court justices will have to rely on TiVo...).
Michelle came by and plunked down at my left, letting me know the other (main) jurors would be in in a few moments. I was also introduced to episode director Leslie Libman who I did remember from Friday.
The first shot angle being done was from behind the jury, so as to see the entire court, so the back wall was removed. I was placed in the front row, second from the right (meaning, looking at the jury from the court, I am first row, second seat). Jill and John came in and also sat in the front row. Fourth Day Player juror Jane Edith Wilson ("Libby") was placed in the middle of the second row. Background performers came in to fill up the rest of the jury, and the spectator benches.
Any noticeable pagers spotted on belts were removed and pocketed: at a break I took mine back to my trailer, it already being switched off notwithstanding.
Guest star Adam Arkin was playing opposing counsil Albert Ginsberg. Then new series-regular character Alan Shore was played by actor James Spader. Shore as counsel to attorney Sheila Carlisle (Sharon Stone), who is suing Ginsberg firm for firing her because she feels God speaks to her.
After a run through or three, using three cameras they shot the scene as a master shot. As Ginsberg, Arkin opens, telling us how she speaks with God, and her belief that bald men can access her thoughts. It's brief but somewhat pursuasive.
As Sheila, Sharon Stone gets up and addresses us with her opening remarks. Then she begins to point out Very Specific Personal Things about jurors (even addressing three by name), with information to which she should not have access. Ginsberg interupts her with a puzzled remark, to which she retorts wishing to finish her opening statement (I am being a bit vague on [most of this] so as to allow viewers of the as yet unaired episode to see the episode fresh when it does air...).
She turns around, glaring at me accusingly, saying, "You already know what I'm going to say, don't you...?" With that, she reaches forward and lifts up the end of my comb-over, adding, "This is fraud," (turning back to glare at Ginsberg, concluding), "by the way..."
My eyes look up at her hand in shocked surprise at such forward behaviour.
Ginsberg objects as Sheila addresses "Mitchell," one of the regular background, sitting next to me, presumably in the jury foreman position (I never thought to find out: I have no idea if he was upgraded or if on his voucher he was given a li'l Thank You pay-bump adjustment as often happens).
Before she can continue directly interacting with the jury (a procedural no-no), Sheila is interupted by Judge Spindle (played by familiar character actress Debra Mooney) and the attorneys are ordered back into the judge's chambers.
It's just as well, Sheila indicates, refering to "Shirley" (a wide-eyed woman) having to pee, and she and the other attorneys go out the door by the jury. As in the scene in the chambers a mistrial is declared, we do not continue the case nor is our jury seen again.
That's my scene. That's what I do. Thankyouverymuch. J
I literally lost count throughout the rest of the day how many times Sharon Stone ran her fingers through my hair. A few more takes from behind the wall continued with the same angles but different lenses (for close ups and such).
Bruce Humphrey called the hour lunch at 4:30pm. We had been warned (albeit not until there that day), it was a "Walkaway Lunch." Without a car, I was stranded. I thought the McDonalds on Rosecranz was in walking distance. It isn't. I'd have done better to grab more craft table munchies and a soda, consume them in my trailer, and take a nap or read more of the book I'd brought.
As it was, I hiked for about 20 minutes in the rather glaring heat before I Got It I would not make it to the McDonalds. Had I brought from my trailer my bus pass I might have made it, but I hadn't: I'd only brought enough money for my meal. The studio commissary closes enigmatically (and rather inconveniently) at 2:30pm.
Back at craft services table I did what I should have done forty minutes earlier. What snack food I foraged therefrom I ate in my trailer and relaxed with the wonderful air conditioning. No problem, btw: I just know that if I am ever cast on The Practice again, I know t'bring a bag lunch...
Throughout this scene, James Spader mostly had to watch Sharon Stone. Tough gig. However, he was very good at vanishing. Apologizing, he was the last to get back to set after breaks and after lunch. Jokes were traded that perhaps he was off tying up his secretary...
The wall behind the jury was back up and more shots and angles and takes were done. Sharon Stone was very sweet and nice to all of us. At one point (possibly "realizing" how "intimate" was our interaction), she actually did pleasantly ask me my name directly, and we introduced ourselves along with a very friendly handshake.
Sharon's shots were done first, alternate close ups, etc., and shots of our reactions were also done with Sharon doing her lines next to the camera (as well as our reaction to Adam Arkin for his lines). At one point Sharon was discussing with director Leslie about the best or a better way she might want Sharon to lift my hair, and without preamble (to me), Sharon leaned over (keeping her eye more on Leslie) and lifted my hair while asking about this while that as I sat there silently. Amusingly, it was though I'd become a prop.
As she released my hair and began to walk away, Sharon politely but automatically said, "Oh, sorry" (to me). Two of the jurors, over my right shoulder, began to snicker loudly at the apology, just as I'd found it amusing as well. I glanced at them and concurred comically at the absurdity, "Oh yeah: Sharon Stone needs to apologize to me for running her fingers through my hair...!"
Sharon was done first (and she still had the judge's chambers scene to do). All her jury-addressing coverage was handled. She had earlier taken a few minutes and sincerely thanked us all very much: that her performance was due to our performances and our reacting to her. It was so moving and touching I wish I'd have had a better way to remember it.
Adam Arkin's coverage was then done, and he had "to fight" for his performance, jokingly accusing us of having already been "won over" by Sharon, even though time and scene-wise, his speech was first, so our reaction should be more objective.
Despite the amazing efficiency of everyone on the crew, there still was enough coverage overall to acquire that I realized we actually ran a half hour into overtime! I chose not to ask, so I won't know until I receive it as to whether that will be reflected in my Day Player compensation for labour as it would via a regular background voucher. Guess I'll find out in about a week and a half when by then it should be in my retail box.
(At a later date, actress friend Toni Blair later correctly confirmed that the half hour overtime would be on the payment.)
Matt signed us out spot-on 9:30pm, instead of including the time we would spend getting out of and returning our wardrobe. I was still thrilled with the day to remember to inquire after that.
Being so close, the my friend had indicated coming down to fetch me, and once I had off my wardrobe I called her and she headed down to meet me at the Barnes & Noble.

Geoffrey Gould trailer as Comb-Over Juror Day Player on ''The Practice''
My Day Player trailer.
Geoffrey Gould trailer as Day Player Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice''
Inside my Day Player trailer.
Geoffrey Gould make-up touch-up as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice''
Make-up touch-up after lunch.
Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice''
The comb-over...

Thursday, September 25, 2003
Notice
I received an intriguing message from my friend Larry:

From: Larry
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2003 11:50 PM

Subject: Hey, you've got credit!
Not the money kind. The acting kind.
I was checking listings for Sunday on Yahoo TV, and when I checked The Practice, your name is in the cast.
I'm impressed.
Maybe they'll hire you back and next time you can speak [grin]
Larry

Note: Since that time, the Yahoo page has been updated; the link still shows the episode, but the full cast list has been truncated down to the main principal players.

Thursday, October 02, 2003
Screening Invitation
I got home from work and checked the Practice IMDB entry.
The Practice eighth season second episode "Guest Cast list" was up!
However, we juror Day-Players are not listed therein.
I wondered would we have actual screen credit (even at the end when they become illegible [w/ABC promo footage squeezing the credits frame out of their way] until the episode hits syndication)?
As I was wondering also how then did it come to be that we were (originally) also added onto the Yahoo TV page episode cast listing if we're not [being automatically included] on the IMDB guest appearances list, my pager went off.
Hoping it was my agent with either an On Avail for a commercial for which I had another recent callback, or a new audition altogether, it turned out to be my temp agency, informing me that at my assignment the worker will be out tomorrow who normally puts together the pages from which I enter data into the system. So I am to come back Monday, but "no work" for me tomorrow/Friday.
Great, I thought to myself. That means until Monday I don't get my time sheet signed and faxed in. However, I realize then this is not entirely A Bad Thing. For one thing, my October bills were already handled by then, so I was not "in a rush" for this one check (plus I didn't need even to get it until the second October check comes in anyway), and it would mean a three day weekend.
Then my pager goes off again.
Uh oh, I now think to myself. Don't be the temp agency again, now telling me the place no longer needs me anyway...
However, I quickly learned the gods had A Very Good Reason for this one particular guy to be out so that I wouldn't have to be at my temp job the next day. The page turned out to be "This is Jessica, from The Practice... I'm calling to let you know we're screening your episode, episode number two, tomorrow, that's Friday, at stage 22 at approximately 4:00pm." Okay, well, I hadn't expected that!
She gave me her number to call to confirm, which I did. I asked if I could bring a guest but I needed a name she could put on the list. I hadn't called yet to see if my friend was available. Jessica said to call if I did get her to confirm to be my guest; Jessica said she would call in the morning if the showing time changes. I called my friend and left a message.

Friday, October 03, 2003
Screening
In the morning, Jessica paged me to notify me the screening time was now 4:30pm. As my friend was not available, I was on my own and did not have to call back Jessica. However, my friend was able to drop me off at the mall and from 1:30'ish to 3:20'ish I hung out mostly at the Barnes & Noble there. From there I went to the studio gate and was signed in.
At the security desk at Stage 22 (the same soundstage on which my scene was shot), I was given a red Guest Pass and the guy called Jessica to let her know I was there. She did not come down, and the guy (who I had just told that I was there for the 4:30 screening) "informed" me that "the screening is 4:30."
I hung out, reading my copy of Mike Nelson's hilarious book Mike Nelson's Mind over Matters, and at 4:15, I noticed a few people asking about the screening and heading into Stage 22. I asked if I could go in and did so.
A buffet of sorts was being made available, mostly stuff I'd not normally eat (hence my friend and I having a meal just before I was left at the mall). Some techs were having extreme trouble with the equipment. The show airs in "wide screen" format, and somehow they had been given an anamorphic version ("full screen," but with the sides now being squished in, giving people a "thinner" look). At one point they were able to get the black bars to appear at the top and bottom and I thought the problem had been fixed, but when it began it was back to full screen.
At the stroke of 4:30, dozens of people came in. As I antipated (and didn't mind), I was overdressed. I'd worn my best suit sans jacket and tie. Unfortunately, no one I saw coming in did I recognize. I didn't spot Michelle Parvin or Jonathan Shapiro. Of the cast, only James Spader and Camryn Manheim came in for the screening. James Spader at first jokingly told someone he was just grabbing food then going to take a nap. He then sat down at one of the several long tables provided, and spoke with someone. He was there for the beginning for sure, but at some point he left as he was not there when it ended.
Camryn Manheim did not sit at any of the tables, but by herself in the back, facing the three monitors, her plate on a pile of stuff to her right.
The episode was introduced by a gentleman who neglected to identify himself: obviously those regularly working there knew who he was. I don't think it was Jonathan Shapiro, and unfortunately I did not know what Robert Breech or David E. Kelley look like. He indicated that the network really likes this episode, even more so than the previous one (the season premier). When the opening credits kicked in after the teaser scene, he lowered the volume to explain the version shown was anamorphic, hence the squished look.
Camryn Manheim couldn't resist loudly chuckling that she loved it as it made her look thin!
The episode was great. As always, the fast-paced editing gives one little time to lose focus or attention (the clip of which would be shown at least twice in the feature documentary Strictly Background). While John Woodward and Jill Basey got "better screen time" (slightly lingering camera shots, with Sharon's lines give the impression of their Really Listening to her), many of my longer shots are of the back of my head, two "strands" of hair giving a Homer Simpson'esque appearance...
But there's No Missing Me Here. No jarring edits as with Ridley Scott's Matchstick Men or being in a merely Removed Sequence That Didn't Work Out In Context as with Bruce McColloch's Stealing Harvard. I am seen as Sharon approaches us during her opening statement (I am wearing my glasses). Though momentary, there are three or four good shots of me as, as I mentioned, this series has always done some impressive editing to keep the audience's attention.
Sharon's hair-tug on me did get a bit of a good laugh (her "by the way" line was cut).
The Chris O'Donnell storyline "twist" I saw coming a mile away, but mostly as I've watched David E. Kelley's shows for years.
I am (and the other Day Player jurors are) not listed in the ending credits, the then Yahoo listing page notwithstanding.
As I somewhat suspected, I was not provided with a copy of the episode.
When it was over, and applause, et al, people just headed out: many into the next-door sound stage presumably to continue working on their current episode (titled "Rape," according to the callsheet posted at the building security desk at which I was able to glance).
I headed out, finishing up and mailing the thank-you card to my agent, and just managing to catch the #125 bus to the 210 back to home.

Sunday, October 05, 2003
Airing
5:46pm - My friend paged me to report she caught the ABC promo that my roommate saw the other night, in which I am visible. I have not seen the promo nor would I guess it will be taped for inclusion with anyone recording for me the entire episode. During Alias (at 9:25pm and 9:53pm), I twice caught the ABC promo in which I am visible. Unfortunately, I did not have VCR capability.
At 10:46pm - My scene sequence begins and after less than two minutes my sequence, my first prime time television appearance, concludes.
It should be noted that, strangely, omitted is Sharon Stone's line directed to me, "And you know what I'm about to say, don't you?" (prior to the "This is fraud" line).

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Last season
I received an email from my mother:

To: Geoffrey
From: Mom
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:23am
Subject: "The Practice"
FYI--from yesterday's STAR LEDGER:
"ABC is cancelling 'The Practice' and spinning off some of the characters into a new show -- but for some reason, no one at ABC wants to call it a 'spinoff.' "In one of those bizarro press releases that could only come from the word processor of a network suit, the network said the show would 'evolve' into a new drama set in the 'high-priced, high-end world of civil law'. "Details remain sketchy, but this seems like an easy way to dump the remaining original 'Practice' stars ---- Camryn Manheim, Steve Harris and Michael Badalucco are the sole survivors --- and more obviously build the show around James Spader's kinky lawyer Alan Shore. "The final 'Practice' episode will air in mid-May."
I thought you might be interested.

D'oh.
Oh well, at least I got to work on one episode of one of my all-time favourite series.
The Practice

Saturday September 26, 2009
Still airing...
The series went into syndication rather quickly, airing one episode each weekday, putting my The Chosen episode running once about every nine months or so.
Checking my rental box for my session fee (compensation for labour payment) for the early September 2009 AT&T commercial shoot, I did find yet another residuals check for my The Practice episode.

Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice''
Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice''
Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice''
Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice''
Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice''
Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice'' Geoffrey Gould as the Comb-Over Juror on ''The Practice''

Saturday August 03, 2013
DVD
I got a notice from Amazon that available on DVD was The Practice: Volume One, which includes season one's six episodes, along with the first seven episodes of the 28-episode second season.
It may still take a while to get to season eight, but it's a start...

Friday January 10, 2014
Final Season available on DVD
I got an email from Amazon that coming soon to DVD was The Practice: The Final Season on its own, being released on April 15, 2014. As this was the season in which I had my Day Player gig, I notified my Facebook Group about it.
Noting that Saving Mr. Banks was pre-orderable on DVD and Blu-Ray, I added the links to that information as as well.


The Practice:
The Final Season

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