Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How to find a great modeling or talent agency

1-Call the Better Business Bureau in the State you live in and find out who is a member and there rating with the Bureau.

2-Contact your local film commission and see who they recommend.

3-Interview with at least three to five to different agencies and find the best fit possible. Be wary, if they make promises they probably are only after your money. Make sure you and your specific agent are on the same path for your future. Have realistic expectations.

4-Check the leader in tracking film and T.V. acting and productiond and see the agencies booking credentials.

5-Contact local ad agencies, commercial photography studios, production companies and casting directors

. Ask them which agencies they work with.

6-See if they have a legit list of jobs they have done in the past and if they do do they fit your expertise and look.

7-Understand that every agency is different and some have a certain expertise in the industry, make sure that your skills match.

8-Be aware agencies are not miracle workers. You have to be exceptional and well skilled if clients are going to pay you to work in our industry.

9-Make sure they have all the licenses required by your City, and State.

10-Find out if they have personally represented any of there talent that have gone on to work in larger markets.

11-Ask if they can show you various check stubbs of wages there talent have made.

12-Find out there commission rate and get it in writing. The average agency in the United States charges 10% for extras or SAG actors and 15-20% for everything else.

13-If you need more advice or representation go to, we are here to help.

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