Thursday, July 19, 2018

Agents, Agencies and How To Break Into Acting Success

Agents, Agencies and How To Break Into Acting SuccessEveryone wants to be discovered and promoted as that talent that every director is lucky to have. To be in demand is every actor’s dream, right? And most entertainers assume that the only way to get from beginner to the red carpet, is to have an agent representing you. Now, I’m not saying that it doesn’t work, but I will say it’s not wise to put all your chips in on that bet. So if you have a few minutes, let’s go over some other important info first.

First thing you need to know is that in order to be represented by an agent, you can’t be at the beginner level of still learning the ropes. You need a good amount of experience under your belt with happy directors and finished works to speak of. ySo 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.

Basically, do your best, and strive to be seen as a professional. Focus on building your your resume so that when a really great opportunity does come along, you’re ready!

Keep ready by always learning. 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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