I’ve worked with a lot of creative people throughout the years, and I’ve also listened to interviews with probably hundreds of people that work in film, acting, and the arts. Almost every single person cited one thing that they thought could be the biggest reason that artists and creative types get frustrated and burn out–something that many of them had suffered from themselves at some point in their lives.
A talent agent can open up doors for actors and get them auditions and bookings that the vast majority of people never even hear about.
Don’t believe me?
Just ask Ethan.
Ethan was a teen actor who had signed up for an on-camera acting workshop I was teaching. He had some theatrical experience but hadn’t done any on-camera acting previously. But he was very talented and enthusiastic, and after the workshop, I invited him to meet with me at the talent agency I worked at to discuss representation.
Here’s how a mistake on one acting job ended up costing me over $30,000 so far!
Here’s a video of me looking like a tool while explaining why people should get a 212 area code for their business.
I still remember this shoot. I had a little video demo posted online for months that I had actually totally forgotten about it until one day I got a call from a production company–someone had seen my demo and wanted to book me for a gig.
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Are you frustrated running around from audition to audition, only to get rejected or to get booked as a low-paid, non-speaking extra?
If you knew how to find the best acting jobs and knew exactly how to get booked on those jobs, you’d be able to spend more time acting and less time being disappointed.
What if you had connections with someone inside the industry?
One of my biggest pet peeves as an agent was how clueless many actors were about auditions. Or specifically, that they had no idea about the kinds of roles they should or shouldn’t be auditioning for.
Actors would come in with a copy of the breakdown for a big studio film shooting in the area and point out a role they thought they were “perfect” for. Then would come fifty questions wondering if we had submitted them for the job, how could they get the casting director to meet with them (because of course if the casting director saw them in person they would KNOW that they were right for the role), and what sort of money they would get from the gig.