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How To Break Into The Acting World

Jul 2, 2008
A lot of times, actors begin their careers by modeling. Both of these careers in themselves are intertwined to some extent. If you are a model, your work is being displayed on magazines, in newspapers, on billboards, on posters, on advertisements, and even on packets that grocery stores offer. Models are paid really well, if you are high quality. These types of models can expect to be paid anywhere from about $30 to $300 per hour.

These types of models that I am referring to above are either very good looking, or they might look the innocent next door neighbor. Models main motive is to have a face that certain people find very attractive so that they might sell a product. These are the types of models who are trying to take their careers to the next level, which is acting.

To get into the acting world, it is very difficult and highly competitive. Not only must you have a gorgeous face, but you need a good agent to help you get there. Having a solid agent, will give you a competitive advantage when trying to find acting jobs.

There are a few steps that you should take that will help you in your search for a good agent to represent you. If you take the time to follow these steps, you will be much more successful in selecting a good agent and in having a successful entry into the acting side of things.

The first thing you must figure out is where to start looking to find an agent to represent you. With this task, you definitely have a few options available to you. You can begin by visiting any local theatres in your area and talk to the actors there. They might have agents that represent them, or know of some good agents in the area. Next, you can visit some photography studios and ask the photographers if they know of any good agents. Photographers are constantly in touch with the modeling world, so they might be your best bet in pointing you in the right direction. You can also do an internet search for a good agent. You can find reviews about talent agencies and certain agents online.

After you have searched and selected a few potential agents, your next step would be to choose the best one. For this step, you will want to do some extensive background research on each agent. You can contact other people they may have represented, do an internet search on their name or agency's name, or just take a good look around you (office cleanliness, professionalism, etc.) when meeting them in person.

The last thing you should pay attention to is how comfortable you feel around the agent. If they are very friendly, warm, and communicative, you probably have an excellent agent. Don't let them force you into anything you don't feel comfortable doing. A good agent is one who will work with you and help you accomplish your goals, not force you into accomplishing your goals.

Keep in mind that your agent can really make or break your chances of taking your career to the next level. The industry is very competitive, so you can't afford to screw this one up. Do your homework and you will find a good agent to help you meet your goals.
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Tru talent management specializes in developing models and actors. There is a large demand for talent management in Salt Lake City Utah. Talent management Nevada assists Las Vegas clients.
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