Looking for a Talent Agent? Three things you should do before interviewing and signing with a Talent Agency.
Are you in the process of looking for a talent agent? Finding the right talent agent can have a huge impact on your acting career. But, how do you prepare for an interview with a talent agency?
Do you know what questions you should be asking? Do you know what questions agencies will ask you? How many copies of your resume should you bring? What should you wear?
These are important questions that can make or break your interview with a talent agency. Moreover, if you know what to do during an interview, will help your acting career tremendously.
First off, an agent interview should be just as much as you interviewing them. You are going to want to see how much that talent agent is going to work for you. At the same time, agencies are going to see if you are willing and ready to work hard at your career. Present the best version of yourself and be relaxed at the meeting. If you come off nervous or desperate, then it will make talent agents reconsider signing with you.
Here are four things you should know before stepping into a talent agency’s office.
#1. What have you done lately?
Casting directors are going to ask you the following questions:
What casting directors know you? What have you been working on lately? Are you in classes now? Who are you studying with? Do you have any commercial conflicts that are currently active? What roles are you being called in for? What are you short and long term goals?
Make sure you know the answer to these questions as it will demonstrate your commitment and seriousness.
#2. What should you wear and what should you bring?
Dress like you do for auditions. Be prepared to look business professional (See the picture below for sample business casual attire). Talent agencies will want you to send them a digital copy of your headshot and acting resumes. But, make sure to bring at least one to your audition.
#3. Questions you should ask the talent agency
This is probably the most important part of your interview. You want to make sure you are working with a reputable agencies by asking the following questions:
Do you have many people of my type? What CD’s would you like me to meet? Which CD’s are you closest with? (Know who casts what, so you can chat about how to get on their shows or in their films) How do you prefer to be contacted? By email or phone or text? Do you like or hate walk-ins? Are we going to be signing or freelance?
Take your time before signing on the dotted line as this will be a huge step in your acting career. But, enjoy the experience. Very few people get interviews and even fewer people get signed.
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