Headshots & comp cards
Your first step is to obtain photos
or headshots. In the entertainment business, appearance is
practically everything. Lasting impressions come from that
first glance. You must obtain the best headshot possible!
Your headshot is your business card.
Please remember that casting directors will only glance at
your picture once, so you have only have one chance to capture
their interest. Professional photos are expensive, but you
will not get very far without them. You can spend between
$50 to $1000. Sometimes photographers are well-connected and
may give you a great chance to find a local agent or manager.
Search for photographers
in your area.
Write an acting resume
There are certain standards and
guidelines for an actor's resume. Your resume must be well-written
and professional. List all of your past and current training,
experience, talents, skills, contacts, etc.
can view a standard talent resume in our resume section.
Auditions and Casting Calls
Auditions are the most vital part
in obtaining an acting role. To learn more about the audition
process and how to obtain audition information. Search
Your success as a performer in the entertainment industry
relies on connections. We believe the best way to acquire
connections is to audition in front of entertainment companies,
casting directors, producers, magazines, corporations, talent
agencies, advertising agencies.
It is your responsibility as an actor or model to mail out
your portfolios to agencies, casting directors, and production
companies. This process can be quite costly and time-consuming.
Most of the time, headshots will end up in a large file with
thousands of other pictures, or simply will be trashed. If
you are patient and consistent, you will receive a few auditions.
Talent Agencies and Talent Managers
You need to select an agent or
manager--whichever is right for you. You can do so by simply
sending out your picture and resume to all the agents/managers
in your area. They will call you back if they are impressed
with your picture and interested in representing you. Every
major city has well-established talent agencies and management
firms. Contact a few different agencies/managers and find
out what they require. The key to success is retaining an
agent/manager who is well-established and experienced! Ask
for references and credentials before signing any contracts.
We advise you to work under a non-exclusive 1-2 year contract
in order to make certain your agent/manager performs professionally.
Search for agencies and management
companies in your area.
Acting may seem easy. But often,
actors fail to get the part because they lack training and
experience. There are many schools and classes that specialize
in different entertainment fields such as commercial acting,
improve, voice training, etc. Focus your training on what you
are best suited for and most interested in. Professional training
may cost a substantial amount of money; however, it will play
an important part in your success. Be careful in your selections--there
are many frauds. Always check references and credentials.
Search for Acting Schools and Acting Workshops