Over the past 7-8 years I’ve fielded questions and given advice to hundreds of aspiring actors and actresses. It never ceases to amaze me how many scams are out there targeting actors, and how many actors actually get sucked into these scams. I spend a lot of time giving really specific advice on what they needed to do to really break into the business. But for whatever reason, many people would turn around and do the complete opposite of what I told them. Years later, those actors are still not getting good bookings. They get frustrated and burn out and decide to chuck their whole acting dream out the window. Some of them are actually even worse off than they were before they started!
The entertainment industry is filled with scams. Most actors find that out the hard way, to the tune of thousands of dollars, months and months of wasted time, and no bookings. Think that could never happen to you?
Take a look at the short video from one of our previous acting workshops, where this young actress shared her own experience with a shady agency.
A true agency is very selective about the actors and models it represents. They make their money when they book their talent on paying gigs. A true agency does not require you to take classes, or to pay for an audition or “showcase.” What does the agency do for you? How can you tell the difference between a true agency and a scammer? We go into all this and more in our Make Money Acting Bootcamp. Just one small piece advice, like being able to identify scammy agencies, could literally save you thousands of dollars and tons of wasted time.
How can you tell if you’re going to get scammed? Enter your email below for the four red flags that will help you identify a scammy agency.