Saturday, November 18, 2017

Simple Tips To Avoid Getting Scammed By Acting Managers!

Simple Tips To Not Get Scammed By Acting Managers!Just because someone flashes a business card at you, doesn’t mean they’re worth working with. This is an industry where not everyone can be or should be trusted. So even though I know it’s time for you to level up and get some representation, don’t rush to say yes to the first person that flashes lights and promises success to you. Do your homework first.
Start by getting connected with people that are plugged into the industry and know who’s been in the game long enough to have earned their respect stripes. You can trust us at the New York Acting School for Film and Television, to do just that. We have walked many talented people in to their success and into their smart career moves. That being said, choosing a manager is a big move that requires smart planning. Here’s what you need to know before you dive in.
First of all, you need to know your manager’s job role. Their main focus is to guide the your career and make connections for you; and although most of the best managers out there are former agents, the two have very different roles.

If a manager approaches you, do your homework. Find out the names of other actors they represent and ask those actors about their experiences with the manager or company in question.  

A manager should be well connected in the casting community and entertainment industry in general. Once again... do your research. See who they know and who knows them.  This alone, will do a lot for you.

Be careful that your prospective manager doesn’t trick you into getting what you don’t need. Ask ahead of time what they tend to require. They may recommend that you get more training or new photos, but should not require you to take a particular class or use a particular photographer as part of the terms for working with you. Until you're sure a place is legitimate, don't pay for services you may not even need.

Check their integrity. Talk to them about your values and how you feel about nude scenes. If they resist or tell you that you’ll need to do certain things or be more flexible, beware. You never have to do scenes that require you to engage in sexual acts or nudity. These are your rights.
That being said, most legitimate managers will never approach an unknown actor. Of course that's the dream - to be discovered, but it's just not likely. A successful manager is already busy with experienced clients, and you'll have to work pretty hard to get their attention. So if someone approaches you with promises, be wary. Do your homework and check in with people more plugged into the industry and your area. 
In the end, we desire your success.  Acting is a great career, but be sure you are prepared to take the classes,meet the people and do your homework!  The New York Acting School for Film and Television wants to see you succeed! Call us today and let us know how we can further your dream.

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