| Posted 12/25/2006 9:25:57 PM|
|Where should I get an agent?|
| Posted 12/26/2006 12:11:17 PM|
|You need to be sure to get a resume put together. Include any training you have had and acting experience. Make sure you have a decent head shot (8x10 black and white). Which state do you live in?|
Actor, Model, Web Developer.
| Posted 1/24/2007 5:25:06 PM|
|The headshot types now differ from state to state. |
Here in Arizona, Casting Director's now prefer color. Every headshot I submit the kiddies for are colored current headshots on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets.
I have heard the in the Northeast (NY, Jersey, etc) Casting Director's still prefer black and white.
Jeannie would be a good one to ask on that. She is from Pennsylvania I think.
This is Taylor's Headshot that we currently use. On an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet.
| Posted 1/25/2007 7:05:43 AM|
|I agree, in the Pacific NW, WA, to be specific, color is the preference, in general.|
As to finding an agent, Hastings is correct to start looking in your state, Sarah for the color or differing b/w shot. You can call up talent agents on your computer, casting agents, etc. Of course, EFM has a informational page on some agents in each state, you could start there.
From the point you select agent(s) you think you might like to represent you, you can call and find out if they accept headshot(s) (unless specifically requested not to via website, or notice, etc.). I found that most agent(s) in this area enjoy a polite request to send headshot/resume/cover letter for possible representation. Quite a few in fact, will allow you to submit headshot(jpg) and resume over the internet, giving them the opportunity not to clutter their desk, wait for mail travel, and decide earlier rather than later if they want to interview you (see you in person). It also saves you time and money.
Keep in mind you are submitting for an EMPLOYER! Professionalism, politeness, accuracy in your abilities and your best foot forward are highly important. Be on time! Tardiness can sour an agent real quick when they are under the gun all the time by cd's.
If you have specifics, i.e., you want international representation, look for the agent that has his/her hands in that pot. Many agents do represent Canada naturally (especially those close to the border), but check and make sure.
Good luck!! Many agent landing wishes go your way!
Misty Dawn Wegner
Ready to SHINE