Monday, April 27, 2015

Acting, Talents Agents and the Details You Need to Know

Acting, Talents Agents and the Details You Need to KnowAt the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we see and help so many different actors with different levels of experience. But with the newbies, the process is generally the same. As a beginning actor, you're going to be quite busy hunting for casting calls, as they hold the biggest weight in your chances of getting work. This can feel tedious, but push through it. Once you have had a good amount of call backs and have worked on several jobs, you'll have an impressive résumé that may even get the attention of a talent agent who will then locate work for you. 

Keep in mind however, that in order to get a talent agent, you must already have a fair amount of acting experience and an impressive acting résumé. To get the good looking resume and the experience it demands, you need to locate acting roles on your own by searching out quality and legitimate casting notices, casting calls, and auditions. You can do this by diligently reading the industry trade magazines and by joining casting web sites.

Established talent agents have well connected relationships with major casting directors, production companies, studios and other industry insiders. It is the agent's job to use these relationships and contacts to find the best parts for their clients.

However, be aware, as there are still a lot of sketchy people out there that know how badly ambitious young actors are looking for their chance at fame.  Unfortunately these people post bogus casting calls where they may coerce you into nudity and other compromised situations. So if in doubt, bring a friend or relative along with you and always let others know where you are going. A good way to safeguard yourself is to avoid responding to small, inexpensive ads and stick with legitimate avenues to achieve your goals. 

There are many online resources and well-established casting companies for inexperienced and experienced actors alike. A little diligent research and patience will pay off in the long run.  At the New York Acting School, we are here to help you along in your goals with classes, coaching and more!  Call us today for more information!

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