Monday, April 24, 2017

What All Actors Need to Know About Getting Signed by Agents and Agencies

What All Actors Need to Know About Getting Signed by Agents and AgenciesSure, everyone wants that lucky break where you’re discovered and booked for the best roles at the best pay. So when you’re given the chance to have an agent or an agency, it’s easy to want to hurl yourself at the opportunity. But before you do, we want to help you make sure you’re ready and know what the process is. 
First off, in order to get a talent agent, you must already have a good amount of acting experience and an impressive acting résumé. So if you don’t have that, and you get approached or scouted, don’t just dismiss the offer, but go into it with eyes wide open. There are scammers out there and you don’t need to get taken for a ride. There are 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. 
So if you want to be taken seriously, make sure you’re focused on working and getting your resume ready for the day the legitimate opportunity does come along, you simply need to build it up by searching out acting roles on your own by searching out quality and legitimate casting notices, casting calls, and auditions. Diligently reading the industry trade magazines and by joining casting web sites.
Take classes, hire a coach and make sure you’re at the professional level you need to be to be represented by agencies that can get you high quality work. Don’t be afraid to start small either. 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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